Mountain Weather Summary

Thursday March 23, 2017

Yesterday was a glorious day in the mountains. Light winds blew out of the southwest for much of the day, and mountain high temperatures climbed into the mid-30’s to low 40’s F. Partly cloudy skies provided intermittent shade throughout the day with a thicker swath of high clouds moving into the area in the evening. These clouds were pushed out overnight as a weak ridge of high pressure built in the region. This morning, skies are clear to partly cloudy.

Today, as the ridge of high pressure continues to build, we can expect to see a few clouds this morning and then clear skies throughout the remainder of the day. Mountain high temperatures will reach the mid-30’s to low 40’s F, though it may feel a bit warmer thanks to calmer winds. These light winds will be blowing out of the north and will be slightly stronger in the Wood River Valley and Soldier Mountains. Light winds and clear skies are a good recipe for setting up a temperature inversion. If one develops, mountain temperatures tonight will cool only a few degrees from today’s highs. The next round of moisture is projected to move into the region later in the day Friday and should bring a few inches of fresh snow to the mountains.

Sawtooth Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

26 F 42 F 23 F

Cloud Cover

Partly Cloudy Clear Clear

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Light

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 0"

Smoky & Boulder Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

19 F 31 F 25 F

Cloud Cover

Partly Cloudy Clear Clear

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Light Light Light

Wind Direction

NW N N

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 0"
           

Wood River Valley

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

24 F 38 F 29 F

Cloud Cover

Partly Cloudy Clear Clear

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Light Light

Wind Direction

NW N NW

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 0"
   

Soldier Mountains

Last Night
5PM - 5AM

Today
5AM - 5PM

Tonight
5PM - 5AM

Temperature

21 F 33 F 30 F

Cloud Cover

Partly Cloudy Clear Clear

Ridgetop Wind Speed

Moderate Light Light

Wind Direction

NW N N

Snowfall

24hr: 0" 12hr: 0"
0" 0"