The year is going out the same way it came in: with frigid temperatures.
Boise was in the single digits when it rang in the new year on Jan. 1, 2015. A year later, the National Weather Service office in Boise reports the New Year's Eve forecast should include an overnight low of 9 degrees.
Things will get even chillier in area mountain communities, with dangerously cold temperatures Thursday night:
- Fairfield: 18-below zero
- Idaho City: 8-below zero
- Stanley: 8-below zero
- McCall: 7-below zero
- Sun Valley: 1-below zero
The warmest New Year's Day on record for Boise was in 1939, when the temperature topped out at 61 degrees. The snowiest New Year's Day in Boise was back in 1910, when a half-foot of snow fell in one day.