Boise Put Under Winter Weather Advisory; How Much Snow Is On Its Way?
No matter how many times a day we ask Siri what the weather forecast is, the truth is we'll never be meteorologists. We'll probably never truly understand their lingo either.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Treasure Valley that goes into effect at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night and will stay in place until 11 p.m. on Wednesday. What does that mean for your Thanksgiving travel? The National Weather Service issues a winter weather advisory when potentially dangerous winter weather is expected withing the next 12-36 hours or is already occurring. While under a winter weather advisory, those in the area can expect travel difficulties. So when exactly will that begin?
Kody Wilson at Treasure Valley Weather HQ explains that it begins this evening when 25-35 mph winds move into our area. They'll stick around into Wednesday morning and may make the morning commute dangerous for high profile vehicles. The first round of moisture is expected to bring the heaviest snowfall to our area after 7-9 p.m.
How much snow will that be? Kody paints a pretty broad range of snow fall scenarios because it's still unclear exactly where the storm is going to head once it gets on shore/starts to weaken. Between 5 p.m Tuesday and 10 a.m. Saturday, the lower Treasure Valley (Caldwell, Nampa, Ontario) could see 2-4" and the Upper Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Kuna) could see 1-3." Those are Kody's expected totals, but he's also compiled best case and worst case scenarios that you can view HERE.
If you're traveling via motor vehicle, things could get sketchy after dark today. As of 12:30 p.m. things at the Boise Airport seem to be moving along with only three flights flights delayed. Those flights are headed to Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Before you leave check ahead with your carrier to make sure you haven't been delayed. You can get Idaho road condition updates by checking HERE.