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Current Weather Conditions
at the Reil Ranch
(About 3/4 mile East of Crouch)
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Date of Last Data Upload: 23 Feb 2019 9:03 PM
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Alerts Bulletin for IDZ013/IDC039
Issued by the National Weather Service
There is one item in this advisory.
Title: Winter Storm Warning
Issued by: NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)
... A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW THIS WEEKEND INTO NEXT WEEK ...
.A storm system is moving into the Pacific Northwest today, and will
last into early next week. This will bring a prolonged period of
moderate to heavy snowfall to the central Idaho mountains, and light to
moderate snow to Baker County and the Upper Weiser River Basin. Snow
has already begun in the mountains as of 5 am this morning. Starting
this afternoon, gusty winds will accompany the snowfall resulting in
blowing and drifting snow in some areas. Light snow accumulations are
possible in the Snake Plain this morning through Sunday morning, with a
changeover to rain Sunday afternoon. Sheltered low-elevation valleys in
Baker county and the Weiser River basin could hold onto snow into
... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY ...
* WHAT ... Heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel will be very difficult
to impossible at times. Total snow accumulations of 18 inches to 3
feet, with localized amounts up to 5 feet in the highest west-facing
elevations, are expected. Gusty winds will develop starting this
afternoon and last through Tuesday, resulting in blowing and drifting
* WHERE ... West Central Mountains, Boise Mountains and Camas Prairie zones.
* WHEN ... Until 5 PM MST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS ... Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ...
A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter
weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The
latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Forecasts & Misc.
Garden Valley Area and
Boise Area Zone Forecast
Boise NWS Weather Radar
Snowfall at Reil Ranch Weather Station
Crouch's historic average total snowfall: 75"
Update: 23 Feb 2019: 10:00 AM
Total at This Time: 4-1/4"
Snowfall Total to
See the rest of manually tabulated winter data halfway down the page.
Current Web Cam Image
This is a Webcam image of our horse and donkey barn,
shot from a waterproof webcam housing on the upper NE corner
of my blacksmith/decorative metalworking shop. Most of the
time there isn't a lot to see unless we have a snowstorm or
thunderstorm in progress. Things are usually pretty laid
back here on the ranch. The picture is taken looking NNW up
the valley of the Middle Fork of the Payette River. If it is
winter you may be able to see little more than piled up snow
with the peak of the barn sticking out above. The snow berm
can reach 16-18 feet, the limit of my tractor's bucket
Webcam is off-line for the night.
Current Station Readings
parentheses indicate hourly change)
| 23 Feb 2019 9:03 PM
| 31.9°F (-0.2)
| 30.1°F (0.1)
0 MPH (0)
NW by N
27.11 inHg (-0.01)
0.09 in/h (0.04)
Manually Tabulated &
Historical Winter Data
All data values below are in "inches." Also, these values
are hand tabulated and entered on this page manually, so
they will not be updated in the same quarter-hourly cycle
as the rest of the data. I will update this data after
each significant snowfall or storm when time permits.
The snowfall measurements
are taken near the location of my weather station on
Anderson Creek Road, so they will likely not match
snowfall depths in other locations in Garden Valley,
especially up the Middle Fork drainage, or on the mountain
slopes nearby where depths twice to three times what I
record may occur.
First Snowfall of
2018-2019: 1 Oct 2018, Flurries
2017-2018: 13 Oct 2017, 0.25"
2016-2017: 28 Nov 2016, 2-3/8"
2015-2016: 17 Nov 2015, 0.9"
2014-2015: 13 Nov 2014, 12"
2013-2014: 6 Nov, 2013, 3.0"
2012-2013: 23 Oct 2012, 0.25"
2011-2012: 5 Nov 2011, 0.25"
Last Snowfall of the
2017-2018: 17 Apr 2018, Flurries
2016-2017: 14 Apr 2017,
2015-2016: 16 Mar 2016, Trace
2014-2015: 5 Apr 2015, Trace
2013-2014: 2 Apr, 2-3/8"
2012-2013: 22 May, Flurries
2011-2012: 20 Mar, 1.5"
Note: Snow is an almost perfect
UV reflector, so if any snow falls and remains on the UV
detector it will not register any UV radiation, while in
fact there may be intense radiation from the sky, as well
as UV reflected upward from the surface of the snow.
Therefore, if you look at the UV Index and do not see any
indication of UV radiation, we may still have a dangerous
level of radiation present. So please use care even if the
UV Index shows a zero reading.
Solar Radiation: 0
Current UV Index: 0.0
Current UV (change in the last hour): 0.0
Highest UV Today:
at 1:32 PM
Average UV Today:
Average UV This Week: 0.4
Average UV This Month: 0.3
& Sunset Times
Sunrise Today: 7:30 AM
Hours of Sunlight Today:
Sunset Tomorrow: 6:25 PM
Hours of Sunlight
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spotter. The seasonal long term forecasts, monthly
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My Web Site Map
Station Location & Info
The data source
for this weather page is my "Vantage Pro2 Plus" weather
station, which is equipped with a fan aspirated temperature
sensor, additional solar sensors, and a rain gauge snow
melting heater for winter. The weather station is located
above my lower south pasture where there is nothing to
interfere with wind or precipitation measurements.
I also want to thank Garden Valley Fire for agreeing to host
my weather page. I provide this weather page as a service to
Garden Valley at no cost to Garden Valley Fire District, nor
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22 Jan 2019
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