Drought Level since 2000 across Idaho and Oregon

Drought levels across Idaho and Oregon have improved since the recent drought from 2014-2015.  Here a look at the amount of area affected by drought in Idaho and Oregon. The graphs depict the state percentage of area affected by drought. Data is courtesy of the United States Drought Monitor.


Balloon Sighting over Boise

Did you notice a weird object in the sky during the evening?  It resembled a star in the early evening when stars aren’t usually present.  It was a balloon at 61,000 feet! These balloons belong to the Google Project Loon.  These balloons are visible on FlightRadar24.com with the HBAL callsign.

Balloon Tracking - Courtesy of FlightRadar24.com

Balloon Tracking – Courtesy of FlightRadar24.com

June 2016 Weather Stats at Boise


June 2016 was the fourth warmest at the Boise Airport, and seventh warmest all-time, but still around 4 degrees cooler than June 2015, the warmest on record.  Temperatures reached 90°F on 13 days in June 2016 (June average is 5 days).  It was a dry month, ranking among the driest 20 percent of Junes on record.  New record daily highs were set on the 5th (97°F) and the 8th (101°F). Record high daily minimum temperatures were set on the 6th (68°F) and the 8th (69°F).