Friday, December 16, 2005

Boise Idaho Snowfall Record

On this day in 1884, 17 inches of snow fell on Boise, Idaho, my hometown. That is the single-day snowfall record for the Gem State. Add that to the the 5 inches that fell the preceding day, and you get 22 inches, the record for a 2-day snowstorm.

Winters are generally mild in Boise, compared to other areas of the state, and other places I've lived. As kids we always crossed our fingers on Christmas Eve and hoped we'd awake to snow. Sometimes those wishes were granted. Sometimes the Christmas Day snow had melted in time to try out the new bicycle, the new football, or other outdoor toy.

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