For the week of November 11 thru November 17, 1998  

Skiers herald 15 inches of new snow

More expected throughout week

Spirits of all the workers at Sun Valley Resort soared this weekend as the first major winter storm dumped from eight to 15 inches on the Wood River Valley and surrounding summits Saturday night.

The Ketchum Ranger District office on Sun Valley Road recorded eight inches of new snow Sunday morning on its snow stick. Galena Summit tallied 15 inches of new snow at its sensor near the peak, according to Janet Kellam of the Sun Valley Avalanche Center.

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office reported four to six inches of new snow in the Hailey area Sunday morning. Fairfield reported 10 inches.

A snow advisory was in effect this morning, with the chance of up to three inches of new snow overnight. The threat from that storm is decreasing as it swings south of Sun Valley.

Snowshowers are expected Thursday with clearing Friday. Another strong storm, however, is heading this way, bringing with it the chance of more snowfall Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Boise.

Temperatures will range from the low teens to the 30s around the Wood River Valley.


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