Well, it looks like Frosty The Snow Man is finally making an appearance in Idaho. This graphic comes from the Pocatello NWS office. The forecast snow depth for the valleys is kinda mind-boggling, actually. This kinda snow fall would be a game-changer for the precipitation paucity Idaho has experienced so far this winter.
There's a freight train of water heading to The Gem State. We love it when the NWS uses the term "atmospheric river." This is the kinda snow that makes potato farmers do the hokie pokie in their living rooms. And this is the kinda snow that increases the pulse rate of river runners hungering for decent water on the Middle Fork!
Below is the most current assessment of the Salmon River watershed. As you can see, the Middle Fork's watershed is the poverty-stricken stepchild of the Salmon System. This storm could go a long way toward restoring the snowpack to something resembling its longer-term average. Time will tell and we shall see.