Idaho Press-Tribune: Big Weather Hits Treasure Valley


Communities around the Treasure Valley were hit with extreme weather Thursday, including thunderstorms that sent emergency advisories buzzing to cellphones.

According to this morning’s Idaho Press-Tribune, golf ball-sized hail pummeled Meridian, mudslides closed Highway 55 and an inch and a half of rain fell on Nampa in 30 minutes, leading residents on the 1000 block of 8th Ave. South to form a bucket brigade to bail out at least one neighbor’s home.

Power outages were also reported throughout the area on Thursday, in what KBOI-TV2 meteorologist Vin Crosby told the Press-Tribune was the heaviest storm activity he’s seen in about 15 years.