38 degrees F and snowing outside Grangeville Idaho

On the 20th of June.

“It’s 38 degrees F and snowing outside Grangeville, Idaho,” says reader G.L.

“Grangeville is at 3400 feet. In the mountains above my place at around the 4000′ mark it was and is snowing. Clearly visible snow cover on the top half of the mountains south and east of Grangeville.”


8 thoughts on “38 degrees F and snowing outside Grangeville Idaho”

  1. Same here, across the border in Montana, the southernmost part of the state. Normally it would take days of rain to get cool enough for snow. Nope, not this time. 50 to 30 like that. Started with snow. This is real winter snow too, heavy, no graupel. Just started and already accumulating instantly.

  2. I live in south central Idaho now and it’s been windy as all get out today with clear sky’s and cold for this time of year. It hit 58* but the wind chill is closer to 50*. I’m at about 4200 feet.

  3. I’m near St. George, Utah, the lowest and hottest part of Utah, where we regularly hit 110 to 115 in late June or early July, and the average for this date is 99, but we have usually been well above 100 by now, and in a number of the 20 years I’ve been here we hit 100+ in May or even in April.

    Hottest so far this year is 99 one day, and one forecast I saw today had us at a high of 72 on Sunday, with sunny weather, though the latest from Accuweather has bumped that up to 79, which is still absolutely freakish if that’s an accurate forecast, for a cloudless day at this time of year. Looks like we will be in the 80s for a while, and sunny, gradually creeping up to low 90s in July, but no sign of triple digits any time soon. Strange.

    I don’t know how widespread this cooling is globally, and I know parts of the US have been hitting record highs last week, so I am curious what the global averages look like. Whatever the truth is, I’m sure NOAA will soon announce that it is the hottest year since the Cambrian….

  4. no sunspots now for 32 days..lotsa quakes and the cold/snow etc all over the nth hemisphere.
    hmm
    correlation isnt causation…but, damn, the coincidences;-)

  5. This just shows that the length of days doesn’t have as much effect on the temperature as does shifting weather patterns of low and high pressure.

  6. Co-worker on Facebook yesterday posted photos of herself and husband in Yellowstone Nat’l Park standing in a hooded sweatshirt with snow falling on them. Her caption simply stated, “This puts a damper on our vacation time here!”

  7. I am a western regional trucker. In February we had freakish cold and snow. There were no sunspots that month. It has been cool and wet up until June. It started to warm up a bit. But know we are way below normal again. It is obvious that the longer we go without sunspots the more dramatic the cool down. Here are observations from the road over the last 10 days.

    Phoenix and Vegas… 90s, should be 105 to 120. This is usually the hottest time of year with the peak monsoon heat wave.

    California west of Sierras… 80s with some 70s and humid. Should be 90s to low 100s.

    June 20th…Colorado front range. Yesterday I had to drive from Winter Park north through Wyoming. Below freezing with heavy snow. Almost chained up.

    My biggest surprise was this morning. Wells Nevada.. Below freezing, windy with fresh snow on surrounding hills. Chilly all day driving through Reno.

    Great Basin Desert. Green instead of Brown 60s. Should be in 90s.

    Southern low deserts. Wild flowers still in bloom in areas. That should have ended in April.

    Climate Prediction Center predicted much above normal temps last 9 months. But it was much below normal. In May they said look out big heat coming in June. Really!

    The forecast for next week going into July.. Even colder with temps in low 70s in Sierra foothills. Should be pushing 100.

    Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to share what I am seeing with my own eyes. I am witnessing first hand a regional change in seasonal weather patterns. The cooling cannot be denied. And I have all of it on film.

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