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Idaho Severe Weather Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning IdahoState Weather Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
...a Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains In Effect Until 130 Pm Mdt For Northwestern Twin Falls...west Central Jerome...southeastern Elmore...eastern Owyhee And Southeastern Gooding Counties... At 109 Pm Mdt, A Severe Thunderstorm Was Located 8 Miles South Of Hagerman, Or 19 Miles Southwest Of Gooding, Moving Northeast At 30 Mph. ...Read More.
Effective: September 6, 2019 at 1:09pmExpires: September 6, 2019 at 1:30pmTarget Area: Elmore; Gooding; Jerome; Owyhee; Twin Falls

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service In Boise Has Issued A * Severe Thunderstorm Warning For... Southeastern Elmore County In Southwestern Idaho... Southwestern Camas County In Southwestern Idaho... Northeastern Owyhee County In Southwestern Idaho... Northwestern Gooding County In South Central Idaho... ...Read More.
Effective: September 6, 2019 at 12:31pmExpires: September 6, 2019 at 1:15pmTarget Area: Camas; Elmore; Gooding; Owyhee

 

Severe Weather Alerts in IdahoIdaho Frequent Weather Alerts: Winter storms, wildfires, floods, droughts, earthquakes, heat and cold waves.

Idaho’s climate is influenced by the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a milder winter than you’d expect from a state located so far north. The large State has four clearly defined seasons.

The Pacific Ocean also influences the amount of precipitation Idaho receives. Shielded by mountains on the east and west, southern Idaho gets low precipitation. This lack of moisture along with the dry climate can cause drought. Drought conditions also make Idaho ideal for wildfires. Populations entering previously uninhabited lands contribute to wildfires.

Northern Idaho receives large amounts of rain and snow from various storms the Pacific Coast blows in. In the spring and summer, these heavy thunderstorms can lead to flash flooding.

Flooding occurs regularly in Idaho and is the most expensive natural disaster in the state. Idaho’s mountains, snow storms and heavy rains combine and warm weather result in snowmelt runoff into rivers which cause the flooding and even mudslides.

Idaho is fifth in the country for most earthquakes annually and has experienced 2 of the largest earthquakes occurring in the continental United States. Most are typically small but can still do damage to older buildings.

 

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