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    Boise gets earliest snow on record Valley shivers as winter weather makes a premature appearance Shawn Raecke/ Idaho Statesman Big snow flakes fell from the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 12, 2008
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      Boise gets earliest snow on record

      Valley shivers as winter weather makes a premature appearance

      Shawn Raecke/ Idaho Statesman

      Big snow flakes fell from the sky early Friday evening turning downtown Boise into one giant snow globe for those people on their way home from work. The snow caught most people off guard like this bicyclist heading down Idaho Street downtown between 8th Street and 9th Street around 5:45 pm.

      Big snow flakes fell early Friday evening, turning Downtown Boise into a giant snow globe for people on their way home from work. The snow caught many people off guard, including this bicyclist heading down Idaho Street between 8th and 9th around 5:45 p.m. Across the Treasure Valley, tree branches heavy with wet, snow-covered leaves fell on power lines, causing scattered power outages.

      This is the earliest measurable snowfall in Boise since recordkeeping began in 1898, according to the National Weather Service. At 10 p.m., the Weather Service said 1.7 inches of snow had fallen.
      The previous earliest recorded snowfall was Oct. 12, 1969, when a little more than an inch fell. And if the snow wasn't enough, meteorologists say winds across southwestern Idaho will average 25 to 40 mph through Saturday afternoon, with gusts up to 55 mph. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected, which can make driving difficult.


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