No, your eyes weren't deceiving you this morning. When Boiseans woke up Sunday after cashing in on an extra hour of sleep due to the shift to Daylight Saving Time, they were greeted by snow flurries and a blanket of white topping the Foothills.
Metro roads were too warm for any of the snow to stick and the snow changed to rain by mid-morning. However the National Weather Service Office in Boise said snow could accumulate up to an inch above 4,500 feet. The forecast calls for another chance of snow showers Sunday night and into Monday morning. Things clear out by mid-week, but temperatures will remain chilly: highs in the 40's, overnight lows near freezing.
An early winter storm over the West-Central U.S./Canadian border continues to produce snow over the Northern Rockies through Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest is still recovering from powerful winds which knocked out power for more than 100,000 customers in western Washington Nov. 2. High wind warnings were still in effect this morning, covering coastal areas in Washington and Oregon, with winds clocked as high as 65 mph.
And while none of the region's ski resorts are anywhere near ready, this morning's snowfall in the Treasure Valley may inspire a few extra people to show up at the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation Ski Swap which wraps up today at Expo Idaho on Glenwood Street. The swap's final session will be open today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.