Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Deep Snow Hampers farms
Boise--Deep snow across Southern Idaho is hampering farm and ranch operations. Pocatello has more than 14 inches of snow with continuous snow cover since the third week of December. Boise has more than a foot, Gem County pictured above has 14 inches of snow. According to NRCS most watershed report 140-180 percent of normal snowpack for this time of year. The upper Snake has as much as 12 feet of snow, Jackson Hole has 21 feet of snow since Christmas.
The Weather Service said that an average temperature of 23.3 degrees, last month was the sixth coldest December since record-keeping began in 1875. And with 14 total inches of snowfall, December 2016 clocked in as the eighth snowiest since record-keeping began in 1898.That put Boise almost 7.5 degrees colder than average with 7 inches of snow above average.
At the Jefferson County Fair in Rigby its fair time and all the action on this day is in the livestock barn.