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Their First Winter in Nampa, Idaho


Hey everyone! Treasure Valley Dave here! I wanted to give you some hope in case you think that winters are terrible in Nampa, Idaho. This excellent family shares how their first winter in Nampa, Idaho, went! Here’s the conversation I was able to have with them:

Dave: Alright, Bob and Donna, you guys came from a sunny place, right? 

Bob and Donna: Yes, we did! 

Dave: You probably never saw freezing temperatures? 

Bon and Donna: Never or not very often in California.

Dave: So, you are going through your first winter in the Treasure Valley, and we had some cold days; what did you think? 

Bob and Donna: We loved it! The snow was terrific. It wasn’t too wet, so we were surprised that you could drive okay on the streets. The streets didn’t get so clogged that you needed chains to make your way around. 

Dave: Did you have any traffic accidents or anything like that? 

Bob and Donna: We have yet to see very many. Most people know how to drive in the snow, and the roads are surprisingly clear. Even when we had several inches of snow, the main roads were always drivable. There’s just enough snow to make it beautiful, and you can get the kids out to make little snow people or a fort, but it doesn’t keep you housebound, and you can still get out to do what you need. We also love the view of the mountains with all the snow on them. It’s so beautiful. 

Dave: So, you used to live in Paradise, where it would always be sunny right? 

Bob and Donna: Well, it got kind of old, especially with the excessive heat. Then when we lived in Washington state, it rained week after week. So the nice thing about Nampa, Idaho, is that you’ll get snow or wind, or whatever the condition, but it will only last for a while and won’t blow you away.

Dave: What about the cold temperatures?

Bob and Donna: There was only one time when we went out that there was a bit of ice. There was also freezing rain, but that was the only time we’ve seen freezing rain this winter. And we did have to take the ice off our windshield, but we got home okay. It doesn’t stay cold all the time. It sometimes gets up in the 40s, and we saw some 20s too, but it’s back and forth. We often see the sun when it’s cold, so it doesn’t seem like it’s winter. We were concerned about going to need snow tires and chains to get out, but we discovered that we didn’t need them. Of course, I don’t go to work at five o’clock in the morning, but we haven’t had any issues. 

Dave: Wow! Well, hey, that was Bob and Donna! Aren’t they great? If you’re thinking about Idaho, maybe it’s a place that you want to check out because you’ve heard a lot of good things about it; give me a call or send a text to 208-860-2004 or email our team at info@tresurevalleydave.com we’ve all moved here from someplace else, and we’re all so thrilled that we did.

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