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Snow watch: Storm system will bring snow to Idaho mountains Monday night, Tuesday

We haven’t had any measureable snow in the Treasure Valley this fall. There’s a slight chance we’ll see some snow flurries later in the week, possibly Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A system coming from the southwest Tuesday morning is expected to bring rain to the Valley and snow to high elevations (above 5,000) of the West Central Mountains. Forecast snow totals: a half inch at Bogus, an inch at Brundage and Tamarack, four to 8 inches at Sun Valley and up to eight inches at Soldier Mountain.

If you’re planning to travel, be prepared for winter conditions. Before you head out, check out Idaho Transportation Department’s winter road conditions map. Motorists planning to travel Highway 93 between Twin Falls and Jackpot, Nev., should expect snow at 7:30 a.m.

Temperatures at the Boise Airport have not dipped down to freezing yet this year. Our best chance appears to be Wednesday morning, when the forecast low is 33.

Winter storm watches:

SOUTHERN IDAHO: Storm watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday morning for Southern Twin Falls County and Southwest Highlands. Rain changing to snow this evening. Four to eight inches of snow possible in lower elevations and up to a foot at high elevations. Highest snow accumulations early Tuesday. Northwest winds 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Heavy wet snow could make travel difficult on Highways 93 and 51, and Three Creek Highway from Rogerson to Murphy Hot Springs.

SAWTOOTHS, UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS & LOST RIVER: Storm watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon above 6,000 feet. Snow expected to begin falling around 5 p.m. Monday. Heavier accumulations expected around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches above 6,000 feet. Road may be slick, and visibility may drop to less than a half mile.

Need skis? Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation Benefit Ski Swap

Swap hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City.

Admission is $3 general, free for 11 and younger on all days, and free for anyone who brings a canned food donation on Nov. 8.

Drop off equipment and gear you want to trade in from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to noon. bbsef.org.

What’s latest on snow at ski areas?

BOGUS

Season total: 3 inches

Current base depth: 0

Summit depth: 0

Forecast: Highs in 40s and low-50s this week. Chance of rain Tuesday and next Monday.

What’s new?: New snow-making guns arrived Monday, and the public can check them out at the ski swap this weekend.

 
New Snow Guns for Bogus Basin

Our new snowmaking guns being unloaded from the truck. These Polecats are very efficient snowmaking machines that will go into service right after being on display at the BBSEF Ski Swap.

Posted by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area on Monday, November 2, 2015

View conditions on Web cameras.

BRUNDAGE

Season total: 2 inches

Current base depth: 0

Summit depth: 0

Forecast: Snow possible Monday to Thursday. 50 percent on Monday, 20-30 percent Tuesday, 20 percent Wednesday, 30-40 percent Thursday.

View conditions on Web cameras.

SUN VALLEY

No info available on mountain conditions

Forecast: Rain/snow likely Monday, and chance of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Blog: New Snowmaking Kicks In

View conditions on Web cameras.

TAMARACK

The resort got several inches of snow last week. Snow was sticking above 5,500 feet, resort officials said on Facebook.

Forecast: Chance of snow 20 to 30 percent Monday night through Thursday.

View conditions on Web cameras.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

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