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Half of Idaho in Flood Alerts

Half of Idaho in Flood Alerts

Take a look at the Weather Service’s website this morning and south Idaho is a sea of green with Flood Advisories and Warnings. The snow is melting and rain is falling and those two together are causing record flooding that has closed Interstate 86 between Burley and Pocatello. The Interstate has since reopened, but other highways are closed both in the Snake River Plain as well as in the mountains, where this warmer rainy weather is causing an avalanche threat….

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Pacific Northwest Snowpack Report – December 2016

Pacific Northwest Snowpack Report – December 2016

If it seems like you’ve gotten a lot of snow so far this season, you’re not wrong. All of Oregon is above average for snowfall thus far, as well as most of Washington and southern Idaho. This is good for improving our ongoing drought situation, especially in eastern Oregon where the drought is still keeping a tight hold. Right now, snow is covering the ground in all of Idaho, as well as a large portion of Washington and Oregon east…

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Ten states are colder than… Mars?

Ten states are colder than… Mars?

Yup, you read that unfortunate headline right. The high at my house today in St. Anthony, Idaho is going to around 4, while the high where the Curiosity Rover is on Mars is forecasted to be 28. In fact, 10 states will be completely colder that the high at Curiosity and another 18 states will have at least some part below that 28-degree high today. Including Hawaii! The data comes from an app on my phone called Sol, which takes data…

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Your way too early Christmas Forecast

Your way too early Christmas Forecast

I shamelessly admit that making a Christmas forecast right now is more of a crap shoot than anything, but I thought I might shed some light of the general idea that the Pacific Northwest is looking at here in two weeks. Before I start, though, take everything I say here with a grain of salt. Long-range Forecast Looking at data from the Climate Prediction Center, it looks like temperatures are going to get down right cold for the beginning of next week,…

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