Coronavirus update: A statewide stay-at-home order is in effect statewide in Idaho. All Idaho ski areas are closed for the season. Backcountry skiing/riding is discouraged statewide to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). See more details in announcements. Snow storms earlier this week really boosted snowpack numbers statewide in Idaho. See map below. A new storm system comes into the Northern Idaho region on Thursday/Friday bringing several inches of new snow through Saturday. Continued unsettled conditions will prevail in N. Idaho through the weekend, but snow quantities over the next 5 days are in the 4-6 inch range. Mostly sunny and partly cloudy conditions are forecast in Southern Idaho on Thursday and Friday, and then a weak storm system comes into the picture on Saturday/Sunday, bringing a chance of 3-4 inches of snow through Sunday and Monday. Warmer temperatures may bring a rain/snow mix during that storm cycle. Continued unsettled conditions will prevail going into next week, with a chance of snow every day.
Short Term Forecast
5-day OpenSnow map shows quantities of snow expected over the next 5 days.
The storm system that hit Idaho earlier this week brought more than a foot of new snow in some locations, boosting snowpack levels statewide. Even the low snowpack numbers for the Big Wood Basin, Little Wood and Big Lost are inching up from the 60 percent range several weeks ago. That's good news for everyone.
Winter-like conditions are expected to prevail in the Idaho mountains through mid-April. Above-normal precipitation and below-normal temperatures are expected for the next couple of weeks.
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