Check this excerpt from the Boise NWS AM Discussion:
.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY...LARGE AND UNSEASONABLY COLD UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND...BRINGING MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND LOTS OF SHOWERS. WE WILL LIKELY SET RECORDS FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON SAT ACROSS MOST OF THE CWA. ALSO...A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND RAIN MAY BE SEEN AS LOW AS 3000 FEET ACROSS THE TREASURE VALLEY SATURDAY MORNING AND AGAIN SUNDAY MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE SIGNIFICANT... EVEN IN THE FOOTHILLS...OWING TO TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING. TODAY...THE UPPER LOW WILL MOVE ONTO THE COAST...SPREADING MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS ACROSS THE REGION AND KEEPING TEMPERATURES FROM WARMING TOO MUCH. SHOWERS WILL BE MOST COMMON IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHEAST OREGON. TONIGHT...AS THE LOW MOVES INLAND AND COVERS MOST OF THE PAC NW...SHOWERS WILL SPREAD INTO MUCH OF THE CWA...INCLUDING THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. BY SUNRISE SATURDAY... SNOW IS POSSIBLE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO ABOUT 3000 FEET IN THE TREASURE VALLEY...WHICH WILL PUT IT IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BOISE METRO AREA. SATURDAY AFTERNOON...IN THE STRONGER SHOWERS...BURSTS OF SNOW MAY REACH ALL THE WAY TO THE VALLEY BOTTOM. HOWEVER...ANY ACCUMULATION WILL BE VERY TEMPORARY. HIGHS SATURDAY WILL BE AROUND 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...AND LOW ENOUGH TO SET RECORDS FOR THE LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMP FOR THE THE DAY. FOR A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES...THE RECORD IN BOISE IS 52 AND OUR FORECAST IS NOW 50...AND IN BURNS THE RECORD IS 51 AND OUR FORECAST IS NOW 46. WE WILL ISSUE A PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT WITH MORE DETAILS ON THIS LATER THIS MORNING.
We're running very behind this morning as it near 7 am. We've already pushed our departure back to 10 am and it will probably be even later than that. We haven't even started packing the truck yet. Also, we have to go back to at least one grocery and probably two groceries because of stuff we forgot last night. It was so windy, I think it blew away some of my common sense.
I got a call from RJ late last night, danged near 9 pm. He showed his "bossy" side and I think we're finally getting a glimpse of the "Real RJ." The upshot of the phone call was that it definitely planted major seeds of doubt in my mind as to whether we will do any more NVUM past those interview dates already scheduled. As we've said many times before, we have to REALLY like this guy in order to do this sort of work. The "like" part of that equation took a big nose dive last night.
But, it's all good--that would give us more time this summer to use that new boat we bought yesterday!
I will be switching the Twitter feed back to the top of the left column. We update it primarily for those family members and friends who like to know the "latest" as far as a trip goes. This time, we promise to update it on the far side of the trip when we get back in cell coverage.
We won't be returning until quite late next Wednesday. We thought we'd be home by noon but it's going to be probably 7 pm or later. Blame it on some new "rules" laid down last night by RJ and you can probably get the drift of why we most likely won't be doing this again after our June 6 interview. We thought we'd be back home on June 7 in time to attend the monthly P&R meeting. well, that won't be happening either. In fact, we won't be returning on the second trip until probably 8 pm that Monday. So, we're going to enjoy these upcoming episodes for what they are--a highly intriguing but brief interlude in our year.
I need to get moving right along. I will probably add a note here at the end of this blog post about an hour before we leave. If you're wondering where the three previous blog posts went...they were moved to the Google Site that augments this blog. There's a link to that site at the bottom of the left column.