Skip to comments.1st major snow of 2013 in our SW Idaho Valley
Posted on 12/07/2013 9:02:50 AM PST by Jeff Head
Here's a short video of out 1st major snow iof the season.
1st Major Valley Snow in SW Idaho, 2013
We've had a couple of dustings and a couple less than an inch, but last night we got 3-4 inches. It warmed up to 18 this morning, but we will be blow zero tonight.
Stay warm out there!
In our part of Idaho it was -18 this morning.
It was YOU! Now we have it in SE Idaho. Thanks for sharing...;-)
Can you warm it up a bit before u send it to CO?
I have already run my snow blower twice in West Michigan!
Very nice. It’s grey, dreary and in the 30’s with NW winds here in South Central PA. We are expecting several inches of snow tomorrow afternoon/evening followed by ice. I’m not looking forward to ice. Snow is great, ice is not.
We were below zero early this morning in E. Washington. The wind is howling in the valley, but I am watching one of our resident hawks hunting below the house with a warm coffee. Life is good.
It is 60F on the Oregon Coast, PERIOD
I’m ending all my lies that way now.
What’s it like living in Idaho? Always tried to convince the wife to go there. Looks like good, clean, open air kind of living.
Any word on the plane lost east of Cascade? What a tragic event:
Dale Smith, a father of five who lives in South San Jose was piloting the single-engine Beech Bonanza that disappeared after reporting engine trouble last Sunday. Aboard the plane were Dale Smith, his son Daniel Smith, his wife Sheree Smith, daughter Amber Smith and her fiancé Jonathan Norton. Amber Smith and Norton, who are scheduled to graduate next year from BYU-Idaho, are to be married on Jan. 4.
The traveling group had been in Baker City, Ore., where Dale Smith's father lives, celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. On Sunday, the five were traveling in the six-seat plane built in 1983 to Butte, Mont., to drop off Daniel and Sheree Smith.
Ya, had about 3 inches waiting for me this morning. :-)
In Southern California it’s about 32 degrees with light snow up in the mountains, going down to about 15 tonight...About an hour away near the coastal plain, it’s raining and will get up to about 57 today...
It’s terrible, you wouldn’t like it. I hear California is really nice, though. ;-)
Greetings from Eastern Washington. Bright blue sky, sunshiny day here but thermometer says seven degrees. No wind though so seems warmer. We did enjoy your video.
Where does the hawk get its coffee?
I think he is more interested in a warm vole or mouse. My wife would give them coffee if they continued to leave the chickens alone. We regularly have bald eagles, several types of owls, falcons, and an occasional golden eagle flying around here. Beautiful creatures!
we had our first actual freeze a mild one two days ago.
Im in northern california just north of San Francisco..where hilly roads often get closed if it snows at all...
coldest year I remember here in the South
but the scientists, news media and government have been yelling “global warming” for 30 years.
so shouldn’t we have had some warming by now?
global warming is a hoax. they have been lying
What is really nice in CA, if we want snow, we just drive for an hour or so up to it...But we tend to go up to the mountain hideout when the weather is a bit more pleasant and warmer.
Enjoy the the snow!
How do the birds stay warm? We have mountain chickadees and they fly to the feeder when it is 11 below. It blows me away.
I have a beautiful hawk - creamy pearl/gold with spots - who is so funny, he’s never learned to land. Cracks me up, he comes in, lands on a weak cedar branch and flaps nearly all the way to the ground trying to get purchase. He just can’t seem to figure it out.
In central Arizona today’s so chilly you can run your car’s air conditioner on low.
Trying to stay warm down here in Fort Worth is going to be somewhat of a problem. Right now we have hit a high of 19 after an overnight low of 12. There is at least 4 inches of ice on all the streets I can see from my window.
This is my first storm down here so like a dutiful northerner I went out and shoveled a path for the mailman. Actually I was afraid they wouldn’t deliver my packages from Amazon so purely selfish on my part.
Hopefully tomorrow it will be above freezing and start the melting process. Fingers crossed.
Will do! The first snowfall is always the most fun :)
I work in Eastern Washington and in the panhandle of Idaho. I love Kootenai (Coeur d’Alene) and Bonner (Sandpoint) Counties. Beautiful lakes, beautiful mountains, and country living with plenty of outdoor stuff to do. Winters can feel a bit long at times, but there is usually plenty of sun filled days.
People are usually friendly, taxes are low, cost of living is not bad. Homes on acreage are plentiful and private if you take your time to shop. Some areas can be a bit trashy, but it’s live and let live. One trend to be mindful of is the relocation of Kalifornians - it has given both places a bit of an artsy-fartsy air with better restaurants, but there is always a political shift with the migration years down the road.
State government is fiscally responsible and not intrusive. The Forest Service owns most of the land in the panhandle, but these areas provide good buffers if you buy near them.
Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene are the places to visit and Priest Lake is the place to vacation in my opinion. Northwest Montana is very nice too (Kalispel/Libby).
Yeah, freezing cold and snow is fun...
The birds stay warm just like our chickens. They grow in their winter feathers and seem to do just fine although I suspect a few weeks in a row like this one with temperatures would take a toll on them.
Beautiful...thanks for sharing. Raining here in VA Beach.
To be honest, I do enjoy the snow, but only went the temps gets up to about 65 or 70...
Wood stove is beating back the cold.
Been cold here as well, 3 degrees when I got up this morning..
.... Stay warm, stay safe !
thank you for info
It has that, plus much better politics than California (with the exception of the North End of Boise, and the mayor who wants light rail in downtown Boise - which is 1.5 miles long).
As an example of the lifestyle, I use my house as a base camp for deer hunting. Many units are within a 2 hour drive. You just have to get out of bed a little earlier, but it's a NICE bed.
They are fun to watch. When our pasture grass gets too tall the hawks use a form of hunting that I had never seen before. They fly low over the top of the grass and flare up a few feet to pounce. It’s quite a spectacle because it does not work too often so they make multiple attempts per catch.
I’m now in southwestern Idahohoho myself. There’s much to like hereno surprise, considering how many years I’ve been meandering through Idahothough it’s taking me awhile to accustom myself to the more humid air.
If it's "clean, open air" you're after, I know just the spot.
When we were in the Central Idaho area last summer, we came across an information sign just north of Galena Summit at the head of the valley of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. It stated that air quality testing had established that the air at this particular point was the cleanest air in the USA.
So, head north out of Ketchum on ID-75 toward Stanley.
I wonder if it’s possible to hand-feed/domesticate a baby hawk? This creature is gorgeous... love to have one as a pet.
I would put him at about 10 lbs.
We enjoy our life on the Snake River. We have an inch or two of snow this morning. I just drove back home from Calif. yesterday to beat this incoming front.
(By the way, Pearl Harbor was seventy-two years ago today.)
I would not domesticate one. They are programmed to survive in the wild and anything that changes their behavior puts them at risk.
I enjoy watching them, but we also have to string our chicken run/orchard so they will leave the chicks alone. It’s been very effective and hopefully when the fruit trees are large enough we won’t have to do it anymore.
My hawk also drops snakes... maybe he has a claw problem. I have a small lake right by the house and I find dead water moccasins in perfect condition except a few inches where they got grabbed and swooped up.
Any bird that kills moccasins are welcome in my world! Sounds like he has a talon or foot problem. Our hawks hit a branch and stick like glue and the only thing we have seen drop (my wife/kids saw it) was the neighbors cat getting dropped by an eagle.
Got a little over 4” here in Meridian. The way I figured it I moved about 400 cubic foot off my driveway this morning. Being my first snow since moving here from California I am ready for summer.
Was that Lewis and Clark passing by in the silver car?
Uhh. It didn’t snow after 1-1-2013 until now?
Thanks for the video Jeff. Season’s Greetings to you and your family from an-also-very-cold Salmon Creek, Washington - in the heart of the future Cascade Free Zone.
We got the same snow here in So.Oregon. Snowed all day Friday and most of the night. It’s nearly six inches of dry fluffy snow.
Good timing as the young’uns and I just received cross-country skis from the UPS guy on Wednesday.
Forecast says -15°F here tonight. Will have to dribble the faucets for sure.
It’d be boring if we all liked the same things! :-)
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