This afternoon found temperatures dropping down from the mid-forties to below freezing by 4 pm.Along with the lower temperatures came heavy snow from 2:30 until about 5:30. Another heavier wave is scheduled to hit about 8pm along with plunging temperatures. Thursday and Friday will have below zero weather during the night. Currently it is 6:30, cloudy and cold. Winter storm warnings posted by the weather bureau predicted the snow to end about 4 am followed by bitter cold.
The rather snow-less January and first half of February were mild as well. After this system dumps from an estimated 6 to 10 inches of snow, the wind will pick up with the usual drifting on the Rathdrum Prairie. Monday is predicted to have more snow, as the unpredictable Idaho climate proves once again that we can't out guess nature.
Traffic was and is snarled on all major highways and many main side streets as well. Both Snoqualmie Pass and 4th of July Passes were closed due to wrecks everywhere. I want Summer back. Soon. Herb Hunkers down.
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