Mountain Weather Summary

Monday March 27, 2017

Yesterday began clear and sunny before clouds rolled in around noon. Daytime high temperatures reached into the low 30s F and wind blew light to moderate from the west and south. Overnight, temperatures dipped to near 20 F and wind blew light to moderate from the southwest. A few bouts of valley rain and mountain snow passed through late last night before a broad band of precipitation arrived early this morning blanketing the advisory area with 1-3” by 5 a.m. this morning.

A upper-level low pressure system will deepen as it passes overhead today sending a large batch of moisture to our south and a bit to our north. We are left in the middle, but should pick up a couple more inches this morning ending with a cold front passage midday. This morning, the rain line hangs at about 6,000’ in the Wood River Valley and an estimated 6,500’ in the Stanley Basin. Rain/snow showers will continue in the early morning hours and diminish from west to east. Any additional snow accumulations this morning should fall in the 1-4” range. Following the frontal passage, wind speeds will increase and shift to the northwest. This afternoon, clouds decrease as high-pressure nudges in for Tuesday.

Sawtooth Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

20 F 28 F 15 F

Cloud Cover

Mostly Cloudy Decreasing Partly Cloudy

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

S SW NW

Snowfall

24hr: 1-3" 12hr: 1-3"
1-4" 0"

Smoky & Boulder Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

22 F 26 F 15 F

Cloud Cover

Mostly Cloudy Decreasing Partly Cloudy

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

S SW NW

Snowfall

24hr: 1-3" 12hr: 1-3"
1-4" 0"
           

Wood River Valley

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

22 F 30 F 19 F

Cloud Cover

Mostly Cloudy Decreasing Partly Cloudy

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Light Moderate

Wind Direction

S SW NW

Snowfall

24hr: 1-2" 12hr: 1-2"
1-2" 0"
   

Soldier Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

24 F 24 F 18 F

Cloud Cover

Mostly Cloudy Decreasing Partly Cloudy

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Moderate Strong

Wind Direction

S W NW

Snowfall

24hr: 1-3" 12hr: 1-3"
1-2" 0"