Spring Storm Brings Rain, Wind And Even Snow To Boise

Mar 30, 2017

High winds and precipitation battered the Treasure Valley on March 30.
Credit Tiberiu Corbu / Flickr

Spring might be here, but gray skies and rain are making it feel more like winter. The storms passing over much of the state are bringing lots of precipitation – and high winds – but things should be drying up soon.

Before nine this morning, over an inch of rain had already come down at the Boise Airport where the National Weather Service has their office. But along with rain – and even a dusting of snow, this storm is packing a powerful breeze.

“The winds here at the airport were about 20 to 30 mph,” National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Wojcik said.

The Boise-based weatherman says those gales are going to get worse before they get better.

“We have a high wind warning which is in effect mainly for the Mountain Home area and points east and south of Mountain Home,” Wojcik says. “But here in the Boise area we are looking for gusts of 45, possibly even 50 mph.”

He says after sunset, the blustery conditions should settle down. Wojcik thinks a bit of a breeze will stay with us Friday, but he’s predicting warmer temperatures and sunshine.

Most importantly, what about the weekend?

“Saturday and Sunday don’t look too bad,” he says. “Right now we’re looking for highs around 60 which is pretty close to normal. We’re not looking for that much wind either, so the winds look pretty light. So overall, it looks like a pretty decent weekend.”

Many hope today’s snow was winter’s swan song.

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