Something Happened a Year Ago in Boise That Never Happened Before
What a difference a year makes. With last year's Snowpocolypise, something record shattering happened in Boise that's never happened before. If you had to commute last January, you'll remember all of the trouble our snowfall caused. Schools closed, student sports and activities were canceled and simply leaving the house became a challenge.
Boise received three inches of snow on Monday, January 23rd, 2017. This was a record setting day for the most snow to EVER fall on a single day between October 1st and January 23rd.
Total snowfall for that time period officially registered at 35.5 inches according to the National Weather Service. That beat the old record of 35.1 inches set back in 1985-86. In case your curious, the average yearly snowfall for Boise is around 19 inches and we haven't even come close to that this year yet.
Official records go back to the 1940s, but unofficial records go back to the late 1800s and no other year has ever had so much snow accumulation recorded over that time. So last winter truly was a record setting winter and just think, we were all here to witness it.