Mountain Weather Summary

Monday February 19, 2018

Mark Twain nailed the weather yesterday with his classic saying, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes.” South of the pass, the day dawned clear and cold and the sun was out for a few hours in the morning before shreds of clouds filtered through the region off and on through the remainder of the day. North of the pass the sky remained cloudy for most of the day, with a just a few hints of sun poking through at times. Flurries of snowfall in the afternoon and evening hours accumulated 1-4” and temperatures gradually cooled from the upper teens and low 20s F down to single digits F by nightfall. Light to moderate winds (strong in the Soldiers) blew out of the W/NW.

Overnight, temperatures cooled a few more degrees to the single digits above and below 0 F and light winds continued to blow out of the NW. It's a little bit behind schedule but it feels like winter has finally decided to make an appearance in our neck of the woods...I’ll take it! Under partly cloudy skies, temperatures will struggle to climb out of the single digits F today and light to moderate winds (moderate to strong in the Soldiers) will blow out of the NW/N. Don’t forget to pack a few extra layers and a thermos of your favorite hot beverage when you leave the house. This morning will be mostly clear for a few hours (south of the pass) before clouds begin working their way into the area around noon. As was the case yesterday, cloud cover will be thicker in the Sawtooths. Snow showers should bring up to an inch of snow by sunset with the possibility for another inch or so after dark. Temperatures will plummet tonight to some of the coldest levels we’ve seen all year, bottoming out in the upper teens below 0 F.

Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-1 F 9 F -10 F

Cloud Cover

Obscured Variable Increasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Light Light

Wind Direction

NW NW NE

Snowfall

24hr: 2-4" 12hr: 1-2"
0-1" 0-1"

Smoky & Boulder Mountains

Smoky & Boulder Mts

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

0 F 7 F -13 F

Cloud Cover

Variable Partly Cloudy Increasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Light Light

Wind Direction

NW NW NW

Snowfall

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

Wood River Valley

WRV Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-7 F 12 F -4 F

Cloud Cover

Variable Partly Cloudy Increasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Light Light

Wind Direction

NW NW N

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
Trace" 0-1"
   

Soldier Mountains

Soldier Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

-1 F 10 F -3 F

Cloud Cover

Variable Partly Cloudy Increasing

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Strong Moderate Moderate

Wind Direction

NW NW NW

Snowfall

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