1-2" in Twin Falls?! Say it ain't snow!
We've seen the first significant snowfall of the season in the higher elevations. In case you didn't see this picture on our Facebook page - this is what Pomerelle looked like yesterday after getting 2-3" of snow.
Ski and snowboard nation rejoice!
But now it's time to set our sights lower. Valley locations are lower in elevation so - on most occasions - less precipitation ends up reaching the ground compared to higher elevations that are closer to the clouds. So when will valley locations see the first significant snowfall of the season? Next week? Next month? How about Thursday - possibly.
This Futurecaster image is showing a good band of snow moving through most of the viewing area Thursday morning at 6 a.m.
Here is another model called the GFS. This one is a little harder to "read" if you're not a meteorologist. Basically this is showing a good amount of moisture in the area Thursday morning.
See that blue 540 line? That line is "generally and loosely" used as the non-snow / snow line. Since it's to our south we're in the snow part of the map.
So what does this mean? Is a Thunder-blizzard-hurricane heading our way?! No - but we could see a coating or even up to an inch sticking on the ground as we wake up Thursday morning. The ground and roadways are still warm and highs into thursday will be in the 40s so it doesn't look like this snow will not have a long life on the ground. At this point morning commutes aren't expected to be horrible but some snow maybe be on the roads. Basically - you won't need a car like the one below:
The KMVT Weather Department will keep you updated about this on-air and online as the week progresses.
Meteorologist, Nick Kosir