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Real-Time Outdoors in Sandpoint Idaho

 


Our Current Weather:

 

Current conditions
National Weather Service 7-day forecast
Weather forecasts
Regional radar map

Wind map

Schweitzer weather forecast

Local weather data
Climate summary from Western Regional Climate Center

Get the latest information on prevailing conditions for excursions to our mountains, lake and streams – and even the heavens.

The heavens


Geomagnetic forecast for the northern lights
Several sites provide a forecast for solar activity and geomagnetic field disturbances that cause the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights.
- SpaceWeather.com (scroll down to the Aurora Outlook)
- Soft Serve News Aurora Borealis Forecast
- University of Alaska Aurora Forecast page
- Learn more about seeing the northern lights in Sandpoint

Night sky events
- Find moon phases, planet viewing and celestial events on the Farmer's Almanac Astronomy Page.
- View upcoming events on the Farmer's Almanac Monthly Sky Watch.

Sandpoint Air Quality. Current air quality provided by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The report shows fine particulate and ozone levels, plus current burn conditions.

Click for Sandpoint, Idaho Forecast

 

 

Road conditions


Idaho, Washington, Montana and Canada

Check road conditions for highways in the region in the Travel Center.

Current snow conditions


Backcountry avalanche danger

Current avalanche forecast provided by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Avalanche Center.

Schweitzer snow report
Check most recent snowfalls and snow depths at top of mountain and lodge, plus recently groomed trails.

Idaho snowpack
See current snowpack readings by basin and major drainages for Idaho, including Kootenai, Priest and Pend Oreille. Links to historic data also. Provided by the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Lake Pend Oreille conditions


Lake Pend Oreille Weather Cam
See a real-time shot of the lake and current weather from the western shore of the lake with this weather cam, updated every 10 minutes. Provided by the U.S. Navy at Bayview.

Weather and water temperatures
See current weather, winds and water temperatures as measured by the Navy at its two stations, Deep Moor and Yellow Barge. Provided by the U.S. Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment at Bayview.

Lake Level
See current lake level data for a gauging station near Hope. Provided by the National Weather Service.

Lake Guide
Get additional information about Lake Pend Oreille, including history, information on boating, fishing and sailing, a map and more, in Sandpoint Online’s lake guide.

Current regional streamflows


Real-time streamflow data for the following area streams, provided by the USGS Water Data department.

See all Idaho rivers

See all Montana rivers

See all Washington rivers

Regional Fire Watch

The active fire season in forestlands surrounding Sandpoint can run from May into October. Even fires far away in Washington, Montana or British Columbia can cause exceedingly smoky conditions here. Use these links to monitor fires occurring nearby and regionally, as reported by agencies charged with controlling wildfires:

National Forests

Sandpoint lies within the boundaries of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, which is within the nine northernmost Idaho counties plus portions of Montana and Washington. Immediately adjacent to the east is the Kootenai National Forest, covering northwest Montana; and to the west is the Colville National Forest of northeast Washington.

Idaho Panhandle National Forest

 

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