NOAA’s Missoula Montana office is saying today that they have high confidence in “at or above normal mountain snowpack” in the Northern Rockies (Montana & Idaho) this 2016/17 winter.
NOAA is also saying this about winter 2016/17:
“More frequent weather systems for Northwest favors at or above normal precipitation [for the Northern Rockies]” – NOAA, yesterday
At or above normal snowpack and above normal precipitation in the Northern Rockies?
What more can you ask for?
NOAA goes on to describe how October 2016 has been one of the wettest months on record in some Northern Rocky locations:
West Glacier, MT just had their “all time wettest of any month of the year” at 8.28″ of precipitation.