Rocky Mountians

11:33 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Rocky Mountains have less snow more warmth

A high pressure ridge is keeping the low pressure systems that bring snow and rain out of the Rocky Mountains.
Evan Leeson Flickr

Idaho isn’t the only state in the west that’s been dry for more than a month. Most of the Rocky Mountain region is experiencing lower than normal snowfalls and higher than normal temperatures.

The general lack of winter forced the cancelation of Idaho’s State Special Olympics Winter Games. Boise’s local ski area, Bogus Basin, isn’t even open yet. In 69 years, Bogus Basin has never seen such a snowless season.

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