Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A significant winter storm continues to impact much of the West with heavy mountain snow and widespread damaging winds, including dangerous, blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada. In the Central and Southern High Plains, an expansive area of warm, dry, and windy conditions is leading to a large area of elevated to high-end critical fire-weather conditions. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sandpoint, Sandpoint Airport (KSZT)

Lat: 48.29944°NLon: 116.56°WElev: 2126.0ft.

Overcast

28°F

-2°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed N 0 MPH
Barometer 29.62 in (1003.05 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 03 Mar 03:55 AM PST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Kootenai ID

  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after noon.  Patchy freezing fog before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. South wind 6 to 10 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    High: 37 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 22 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow showers.  High near 35. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Showers

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind around 6 mph becoming northeast after midnight.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 20 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow showers likely, mainly between 10am and 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. North wind around 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 36 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 10am and 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after noon. Patchy freezing fog before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday
Snow showers. High near 35. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind around 6 mph becoming northeast after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday
Snow showers likely, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. North wind around 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Snow level 2300 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level rising to 3300 feet in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Kootenai ID
 48.35°N 116.56°W (Elev. 2119 ft)
9:34 pm PST Mar 2, 2024
4am PST Mar 3, 2024-6pm PST Mar 9, 2024
 
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