Up to 150 mm (6 inches) of summer snow falls in parts of Idaho, U.S.


Residents in parts of Idaho woke up to summer snowfall on Monday morning, June 29, 2020, with up to 150 mm (6 inches) recorded in Wood River Valley– an uncommon amount for the time of the year. 

Unseasonably cool weather brought snow and breezy conditions above 2 134 m (7 000 feet) through Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boise.

Galena Summit, which is about midway between Ketchum and Stanley, registered more than 150 mm (6 inches) of snow. Fortunately, the snow was not able to accumulate on Highway 75.

The snow was unseasonal in Idaho for late June, and the amount that is accumulating within this specific storm is also considered uncommon.

Cool temperatures and rain, as well as higher elevation snow, are expected to continue over the Northwest, said NWS in a forecast issued on June 30. 

"Additional precipitation is expected over the Northwest as well, with locally over an inch of rain possible," it wrote.

By the weekend, an area of high pressure is forecast to move into southern Idaho, allowing temperatures to warm back up in the region.

Featured image credit: NWS Pocatello


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  1. If the T.V news did not say that this was truly snow then go back to sleep it is not snowing, and before going out sighd in the morning don’t bother puting on your sweater grab a face mask instead.

  2. This has been the coldest and weirdest summer I’ve yet to experience living here in Idaho! Born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho and we’ve had the worst summer ever, still using heat and freezing temps at night. People need to wake up and see that Global warming is real!

    1. Climate change is real – global warming is not. Don’t let them fool you, paying a carbon tax to gov won’t make this go away. Its not because you drive your little car to work everyday whilst their military spews a countries worth of carbon out. DYOR. Climate change is real, but its sun driven. World is cooling not heating up.

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