Confirming what everyone has noticed, snow accumulation is considerably less than normal so far this winter . . .
Mountain snowpack in the Flathead River Basin is 69 percent of average, according to Jan. 1 figures from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The Kootenai River Basin to the west has snowpack that is 88 percent of average.Statewide, mountain snowpack is below average.
Jan. 1 represents about 45 percent of the expected seasonal snowfall, so more than half of the snowfall season remains.