Do we get less snow in Boise compared to past years?
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Even with the recent amount of snowfall around the Treasure Valley some residents feel it's still too little compared to past years.
According to data from NOAA there have been much snowier winters in the past versus today. KBOI Chief Meteorologist Vin Crosby said that is one of the most frequent statement he hears from viewer. He claims the data does appear to support that notion. He notes we had more snow in the 40's, 50's, and 60's, but that doesn't mean we haven't seen big snow storms since.
" We do have spurts of heavy snowfalls that happen in the 90's and the 2000's. So it is really subjective, but for me personally looking at the records that it was snowier back in the day," said Crosby.
Some of the snowiest winters on record were reported in the early 80's. The lack of snow has many winter sports enthusiast upset because they would like to see a bigger snow pack. While some people who dislike the snowy cold told us they don't mind seeing less white stuff on the ground.
It's unclear what the upcoming winter could bring, but many said they like to get out and enjoy it while they can.