WEATHER -- February's storms are loading the region's mountains with snow, presenting a better picture for outdoor recreation that depends on water, including anglers and river runners.
However, we need another snow dance or two for the Idaho Panhandle. March can be a good month.
Here's the report from NOAA that goes with the map graphic above:
Considerable snowfall across the region in February served to pump up the water content in the area's snowpack. This image depicts the current Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) as a percent of normal as measured by the region's snow telemetry (SNOWTEL) sensors.
SNOWTEL is operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The data from these sensors is available online.