Mountain Weather Summary

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Yesterday, mountain temperatures reached the 40’s F, skies were clear, and generally light northerly winds blew on the ridgetops. Overnight, intermittent clouds moved through the area and N/NW winds increased to light to moderate speeds. Winds were strong in the Soldier’s. Mountain temperatures cooled to the 20’s and 30’s F with many upper elevation locations remaining above freezing for the 3rd night in a row. Valley temperatures dipped to the teens and 20’s F.

Today, a weak area of low pressure moves through central Idaho but remains north of the advisory area, pushing snowfall to the east of us. Expect mostly cloudy skies in the Sawtooths with flurries and possibly some light snow showers for a few hours this afternoon. The mountains closer to Ketchum and Fairfield should see variably cloudy skies and dry conditions. Temperatures reach the 30’s and lower 40’s F, and moderate NW winds blow on the ridgetops.

This evening and tonight, skies clear, breezy N winds develop, and temperatures cool to the teens and 20’s F. The persistent ridge of high pressure rebuilds - expect more sunshine Thursday and Friday before another weak system reaches central Idaho Friday night.

Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

28 F 35 F 16 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Mostly Cloudy Decreasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Moderate

Wind Direction

Variable NW N

Snowfall

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

Smoky & Boulder Mountains

Smoky & Boulder Mts

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

34 F 39 F 19 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Partly Cloudy Decreasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Moderate Moderate

Wind Direction

NW NW N

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0-trace" 0"
           

Wood River Valley

WRV Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

37 F 40 F 25 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Partly Cloudy Decreasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Moderate Moderate

Wind Direction

NW NW N

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 0"
   

Soldier Mountains

Soldier Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

37 F 42 F 30 F

Cloud Cover

Clear Partly Cloudy Decreasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Strong Strong Strong

Wind Direction

NW NW N

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 0"