TWIN FALLS, Id. (KMVT/KSVT) Snow arrived across southern Idaho Tuesday night and hasn’t stop except for a brief lull or two Wednesday afternoon. A band of heavy snow worked in across the Magic Valley around 2 p.m. putting down snow rates near 1 inch an hour and causing whiteout conditions and dangerous driving conditions.
Winds have also been very strong across southern Idaho causing visibility to drop below one mile and creating snow drifts 1 to 3 feet or higher in many locations in the Magic Valley.
Snow amounts have varied from 5 inches to as high as 9 or even 10 inches in some places as of 2 pm MST. Blowing and drifting snow makes measuring snow difficult as does the 2 inches of snow we picked up during the day Tuesday before the actually main event occurred Wednesday morning.
Winter Storm Warnings continue until Wednesday night for both the Western and Eastern Magic Valley /b>. Additional snow of 1 to as high 4 inches is possible by midnight Thursday. Then colder air arrives for Thursday and Friday.
Highs Thursday will be in the teens but wind chills will make it feel as cold as 0 to as low as 15 below zero.