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.
Galena Sunmit in #IDwx has seen some solid snow totals so far today! Crazy to believe that the 4th of July is in a few days!!! @RyanDennisKMVT @GKHottle @NWSPocatello @JimCantore @spann @PatrickVaughn4 pic.twitter.com/IXfJLWiuAr— Eric Brill (@EBrillWx) June 29, 2020
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