It’s that time of year where inter is right in the rearview mirror, and spring is just ahead. That means one thing: It’s time to look back at what winter had in store for us - and what a winter it was.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for central and northern Blaine county, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Lincoln, Minidoka, and southern Blaine counties. Both are in effect until 5 AM Tuesday.
On March 31, 2020 the earth started to shake from an earthquake centering in the Challis National Forest. The shaking was felt through much of the state and magnitude 6.5 quake ended up being the second largest in state history.
On February 2nd, the groundhog said that we would have an early spring. However, from that point on, old man winter wanted to prove him wrong as it seemed like it rained and/or snowed almost every day for the rest of the month and it seemed like we could never get a break from the cold temperatures for the rest of the month either. So now with February 2019 in the books, just how wet and cold was it? Find out that answer along with some other statistics regarding the weather last month in this blog.
In our Winter Outlook we said that January 2019 was going to be warmer than average in terms of temperatures and drier than average in terms of precipitation. Well now with January 2019 in the books, how accurate was our prediction? Find out that answer along with some other statistics regarding the weather last month in this blog.
For many in Southern Idaho, the last measurable rain occurred back in June of 2018 or over 90 days ago. With autumn officially starting Saturday September 22, 2018 at 7:54 p.m. MDT, this time of year brings a major debate when it comes to the weather forecast, to rain or not to rain?
We have seen some severe weather over the last three weeks or so. Severe weather in this area typically comes in the form of hail and damaging winds, and sometimes flooding. Severe weather is again possible on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has us under a “Marginal and slight” risk of severe weather for Wednesday. Severe weather in this area is not as common as the Midwest and other parts of the country, so with that being said, some may wonder what it takes for severe weather to form.
We had quite the weekend with rain, especially on Saturday, with cooler temperatures. We were in the 40s all afternoon on Saturday, definitely making it feel like spring, and we made it into the upper 50s to close to 60° on Sunday.
You may have noticed our blue skies in Southern Idaho are not as blue as they could be. That is because of smoke from wildfires across the west. Chief Meteorologist Brian Neudorff explains why we have the smoke and where it is coming from.