Rigby, ID (83442)

5:43 AM MST on February 23, 2018 (GMT -0700)
Snake River Plane | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Special Statement

Elev 4885 ft 43.67 °N, 111.93 °W | Updated 10 seconds ago

Overcast
Overcast
14.2 °F
Feels Like 14 °F
N
1.3
Wind Variable Wind from SW
Gusts 2.2 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.11 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 2700 ft
Overcast 3300 ft
Windchill 14 °F
Dew Point 11 °F
Humidity 86%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:13 AM 6:08 PM
First Quarter, 52% visible
METAR KRXE 231153Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN027 OVC033 M07/M09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP195 60000 T10671089 11050 21067 53005
Pressure 30.11 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 2700 ft
Overcast 3300 ft
Windchill 14 °F
Dew Point 11 °F
Humidity 86%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:13 AM 6:08 PM
First Quarter, 52% visible
METAR KRXE 231153Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN027 OVC033 M07/M09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP195 60000 T10671089 11050 21067 53005

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Special Statement
Issued: 3:47 AM MST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Accumulating snow expected on area roadways Saturday...

A winter storm will pass through southeast Idaho during the day
Saturday, bringing difficult traveling conditions. Accumulating
snow is expected on area interstates and roadways. Though snow
accumulations are relatively light between 1 and 3 inches at this
time, it does not take significant accumulation to create hazards
on the roads in these conditions. Blowing snow is also
expected during this event. Visibilities are especially reduced
in blowing snow and drifting snow; drivers should be prepared to
slow down and leave extra time for their commute Saturday. You
can call 5-1-1 for the latest traffic and Road incidents - it
might change your plans!



347 am MST Fri Feb 23 2018

... Accumulating snow expected on area roadways Saturday...

A winter storm will pass through southeast Idaho during the day
Saturday, bringing difficult traveling conditions. Accumulating
snow is expected on area interstates and roadways. Though snow
accumulations are relatively light between 1 and 3 inches at this
time, it does not take significant accumulation to create hazards
on the roads in these conditions. Blowing snow is also
expected during this event. Visibilities are especially reduced
in blowing snow and drifting snow; drivers should be prepared to
slow down and leave extra time for their commute Saturday. You
can call 5-1-1 for the latest traffic and Road incidents - it
might change your plans!



136 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

... Winter snow storm coming this weekend...

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be
moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy
snow for the mountains and Highlands of the region, but also
strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm
will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some
leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are
expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000
feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations
above 7500 feet. This would include the Road passing through
Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed
ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with
higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo
snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility
to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River Plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations
should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those
in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and
Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in
this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts
to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back
over recently plowed roadways, making temporary Road closures
possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop
to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern Highlands, and the Cache
Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to
6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6
to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River
valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and
evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing
near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that
afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving
conditions. Check Road conditions before departure by calling 5 1
1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other
emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.



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