Attention: If you are planning to travel to this area on the day of the eclipse, view the eclipse, and travel back to your home please be aware of the following:
- There are over 700,000 residents of the greater Treasure Valley that are not in the path of totality. They may be planning the same thing!
- Without careful planning interstate 84, highways, county roads, and city streets could quickly become parking lots in the hottest part of the summer.
Planning is essential!
- Be sure your vehicle is full of fuel well before you reach the path of totality. Local gas stations may run out of fuel before the event is over.
- Carry enough water, food and medications for each person in your vehicle to last at least two days. If your vehicle becomes disabled or caught in a traffic jam before, during or after the eclipse help is not likely to be able to access your location by ground and air resources are extremely limited.
- Carry hats, sunscreen, umbrellas, tarps, shade tents and clothing that protects you and yours from the elements
- DO NOT BRING YOUR PETS! This is not a pet friendly event.
- Plan to arrive early and leave late. Once you arrive there are events and vendors in Weiser’s City Park (next to the courthouse) to occupy the extra time you will be spending in the area. The critical time period where traffic is likely to slow to a halt is the 16-hour window before, during, and after the eclipse on August 21st.
- This is truly a once in a lifetime event, but no event is worth risking your life and the lives of loved ones. Please use common sense and logic when planning to view the eclipse!
As the Moon’s shadow crosses into Idaho over the Snake River, the eclipse will traverse over mountainous terrain. The Weiser, Idaho area will be a desirable place to view the eclipse because of good weather prospects (see eclipsophile.com). The low population density should keep the roads reasonably clear and there are many scenic vantage points near Weiser..
The far western portion of the state inside the path of total solar eclipse has very good prospects for clear skies plus a decent road network to relocate if it comes to dodging clouds.
Highway 95 between Weiser and the Mann Creek Reservoir offers both good odds for clear skies and long durations, between 2 minutes and 5 seconds at Weiser and 2 minutes and 10 seconds near the reservoir.
The primary purpose of the website is to assist community organizations and visitors to the greater Weiser, Idaho area in planning for this event. If you plan to visit Weiser for the Great American Eclipse, we ask that you fill out the survey below to assist our community with it’s planning efforts.