NOAA: Sun Valley's Higher Elevations Could See Up To 2 FEET By Monday

NOAA: Sun Valley's Higher Elevations Could See Up To 2 FEET By Monday

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NOAA: Sun Valley's Higher Elevations Could See Up To 2 FEET By Monday

Sun Valley skiers in the midst of the storm this morning | Photo: Sun Valley | Cover Image: NWS Boise

While the Sierra blizzard grabs headlines, Sun Valley and the Wood River Valley are holding steady under a Winter Storm Warning that may just turn into one of the best storm of the season for central Idaho.

Related: NOAA Climate Outlook Predicts Cold, Snowy Beginning To Spring

Currently NOAA is forecasting upwards of 24″ for the higher elevations of Baldy and Galena Pass. While the storm will see high temps in the middle of the next two days, expect cold snow overnight making early starts a must.

NOAA Forecast:

Winter Storm Warning:

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM MDT SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 9 to 13 inches, with localized amounts up to 22 inches, are expected near ridgetops.

* WHERE…Stanley, Galena Summit, and Banner Summit, and surrounding back-country roads above 7000 ft.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 3 PM MDT Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times and snow accumulation on roadways, particularly over mountain passes.

 

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