Big and Little Wood River Region Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 01:30 PM MST on November 25, 2014

...Major winter storm will cross southern Idaho on Thanksgiving weekend...

Present indications are that a major winter storm will move into central Idaho Friday evening and spread across eastern Idaho Friday night...continue on Saturday...and linger at least into Sunday. This storm is coming with warm moist air...which will mean heavy snows in the mountains and passes...while areas in the Snake River Plain will see a sloppy mixture of daytime rain and snow turning to all snow at night.

Snow fall amounts in the central Idaho mountains and in the higher elevations of the Wyoming and Montana border will be measured in terms of feet...although most of the towns in the region should expect snowfall to remain under a foot in accumulation. The storm will be accompanied with strong wind which will cause the snow to drift and reduce visibility in blowing snow. This means successful efforts to keep roads clear will be more difficult to achieve.

Persons planning travel on the Thanksgiving weekend should consider planning wisely. If you have to travel...plan on daytime travel to take advantage of the periods when it will be raining rather than snowing. Plan for longer time to reach your destination. Carry enough Money and emergency supplies such as warm clothing. Choose the Route that stays at lower elevations...even though it may be a longer distance to drive to your destination.