Forecast: Valley snow flakes by Thursday

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Forecast: Valley snow flakes by Thursday

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by Matt Standal

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KTVB.COM

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 2:36 PM

BOISE -- Idaho's latest fall storm continues to unload rain on much of the state. Valley locations could experience snow flurries by Thursday.

Parts of the Treasure Valley have seen a quarter-inch of rainfall since Saturday. Local mountain regions have picked up several inches of snow. More flurries and showers are expected throughout the week.

Tamarack and Brundage ski areas recorded 8-inches of fluffy snow on Monday. Bogus Basin Ski Area recorded half-a-foot. Not to be outdone, Sun Valley reported a respectable, 5-inch blast on Bald Mountain. More Idaho ski report info here.

Got a phobia for snow flakes?

Bad news: you'll likely see light snow in the parts of the Treasure Valley soon.

Tuesday morning's low was 37 degrees in Boise. That means elevations above 4,000 feet saw an icy dusting of snow and freezing rain.

KTVB meteorologist Larry Gebert says valley residents can expect the possibility of light snow showers on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. That's because temperatures in the mid to low 30s are expected through Sunday.

However, according to Gebert, those flakes probably won't stick to the ground.

"There could be some white flakes coming down," Gebert said, adding that measurable snow probably won't fall until mid-November.

Boise saw its earliest inch of snow on October 10, 2008.

Last year, the first major snow fell in January -- almost 5 inches. In 2011, Boise picked up an inch of snow on November 20th. According to Gebert, that's more of a normal weather pattern.

That means folks in the Treasure Valley probably won't be walking in a winter wonderland anytime soon. Instead, they'll likely have to wait for a few more weeks.

Can't wait that long? Feast your eyes on the expected opening dates for SW Idaho's ski resorts.

RESORT OPENING DAYS

  • Sun Valley: Thurs. November, 22.
  • Brundage: Fri. December 14, weather dependent
  • Tamarack: Sat. December 15
  • Bogus Basin: T.B.D., weather dependent

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