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  •  Those (4+ / 0-)
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    parks are pretty dry-looking. The US Drought Monitor shows Abnormally Dry for Idaho. I sure hope you get some wet precip, and that it comes our way eventually (Wyoming), although the long-range has us down for warmer and drier than normal. I have an unshakeably bad feeling about the coming years on this planet, and a sadness in my heart about such beauty as Idaho's going up in flames.

    •  2 wet springs in a row (5+ / 0-)

      We've had light snow and mild winters here for 2 years, both followed by cold, wet, prolonged springs. 2011 had one of the wettest springs on record, but 2012's spring wasn't as wet.

      Idaho is essentially 2 states split in half by impassible mountains. The south gets most weather from the Oregon coast, while the north gets most weather from the Washington coast and Canada. Southeast Idaho is often slightly wetter than the rest of the state, as the incoming weather hits the west side of the Rockies and lingers before heading eastward.

      As a result, north Idaho can be having a wet year while south Idaho is dry. McCall is close to the mountains in the middle, so it gets either or both.

      Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

      by Idaho07 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:40:59 PM PDT

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