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At 7:08p, 10/17/18
Temperature 45.2°F
Wind 5.0 mph


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United States           Natural Resources             Water and Climate Center
Department of           Conservation                          Portland, Oregon
Agriculture             Service

          S N O W  -  P R E C I P I T A T I O N    U P D A T E

              Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites
                    As of SUNDAY: DECEMBER 28 , 2008
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BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT   TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %
                                Current  Average  Avg  Current  Average  Avg
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WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030     5.0     7.7    65      7.9     9.8    81
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670     9.7     9.1   107     12.9    12.7   102
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    17.4      -M      *    15.8      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      -M     7.1      *      -M     9.0      *
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    11.1    13.8    80     14.8    16.3    91
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     6.2     6.5    95      7.3     6.1   120
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     5.4      -M      *     6.8      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    10.2    13.8    74     14.3    16.5    87
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    10.5    11.9    88     13.0    12.7   102
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     4.5     5.0    90      6.3     8.4    75
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     4.8     7.4    65      8.8    10.4    85
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     8.7    11.9    73     10.3    12.2    84
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     6.7     7.1    94      9.2     8.6   107
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    11.1    11.0   101     12.6    11.4   111
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    12.8    12.8   100     10.3    12.8    80
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    12.0    13.4    90     16.5    14.7   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     94


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360     7.5    10.9    69      6.9     9.5    73
 BLACK BEAR               8170    13.8    16.1    86     16.2    16.6    98
 CANYON                   7870     4.8     5.6    86      5.8     7.4    78
 FISHER CREEK             9100    13.0    15.4    84     12.8    16.1    80
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     8.4    10.5    80     10.5    11.8    89
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     2.5     4.6    54      5.7     6.1    93
 PARKER PEAK              9400     9.8    10.0    98      7.3     7.9    92
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     7.3     9.9    74      9.4    10.6    89
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     6.7     7.1    94      9.2     8.6   107
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    12.8    12.8   100     10.3    12.8    80
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     5.9     6.9    86      8.8     9.4    94
 WHITE MILL               8700     8.7    10.6    82      9.1    12.2    75
 WOLVERINE                7650     3.9     5.4    72      4.8     6.7    72
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84                     86


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     6.1     6.4    95      6.8     7.6    89
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     3.5     4.5    78      5.1     5.5    93
 DEER PARK                9700     6.5     6.2   105      8.8    10.4    85
 HOBBS PARK              10100     5.9     7.4    80      6.1     6.2    98
 LITTLE WARM              9370     4.9     5.1    96      6.4     6.4   100
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.1     7.8    78      8.2     8.8    93
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.8     3.7    49      4.3     4.5    96
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    11.1    11.0   101     12.6    11.4   111
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.5     4.3    81      5.7     5.8    98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     96


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.0     9.3   108      8.9     8.1   110
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.7     2.5   148      4.9     4.4   111
 BLACKWATER               9780     8.8    11.4    77      8.5    10.4    82
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     9.2     7.5   123      7.7     7.0   110
 EVENING STAR             9200     9.0    12.9    70     11.2    12.4    90
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     2.9     3.8    76      4.6     4.7    98
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.0     5.7    88      5.5     5.7    96
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.3     4.8    48      4.9     5.2    94
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     3.9     5.3    74      4.9     6.6    74
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.0     2.6   115      3.2     2.8   114
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.2     5.0   124      7.1     5.7   125
 SHELL CREEK              9580     8.6     7.0   123      8.5     6.4   133
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     7.3     9.9    74      9.4    10.6    89
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     4.6     5.8    79      7.1     9.8    72
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.4     3.0    80      4.8     3.6   133
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     6.5     7.4    88      6.6     7.8    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     97


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     8.8    11.4    77      8.5    10.4    82
 EVENING STAR             9200     9.0    12.9    70     11.2    12.4    90
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.0     5.7    88      5.5     5.7    96
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.3     4.8    48      4.9     5.2    94
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     7.3     9.9    74      9.4    10.6    89
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     4.6     5.8    79      7.1     9.8    72
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     6.5     7.4    88      6.6     7.8    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     75                     86


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.7     2.5   148      4.9     4.4   111
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.8     4.2    90      6.0     4.4   136
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     9.2     7.5   123      7.7     7.0   110
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     5.8     5.3   109      6.8     5.8   117
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     7.7     5.5   140      8.6     6.2   139
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.1     5.8   105      7.7     6.7   115
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     2.9     3.8    76      4.6     4.7    98
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.9     3.1    94      5.6     4.2   133
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     3.9     5.3    74      4.9     6.6    74
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.2     5.0   124      7.1     5.7   125
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     7.2     5.0   144      8.9     6.4   139
 TIE CREEK                6870     1.8     2.4    75      7.8     4.9   159
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    120


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.4     3.3   133      8.4     6.0   140
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.3     3.2   103      7.2     3.8   189
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     4.8     3.1   155      7.9     5.1   155
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    130                    158


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160     8.3     9.3    89      8.7    10.8    81
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     7.9     8.6    92      9.9     9.5   104
 ELK RIVER                8700     8.3     6.6   126      9.1     8.4   108
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    10.8     9.2   117     13.4    11.4   118
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    12.0    12.7    94     11.9    11.4   104
 OLD BATTLE              10000    12.4    14.0    89     15.7    15.1   104
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     4.0     5.0    80      5.9     5.5   107
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     5.9     4.8   123      7.4     7.4   100
 TOWER                   10500    13.5    19.6    69     15.6    16.9    92
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250     9.7    10.9    89     12.3    12.4    99
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     5.7     5.3   108      6.5     6.2   105
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    101


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     7.9    10.1    78      8.0     9.6    83
 CASPER MTN.              7900     3.3     6.7    49      6.1     7.0    87
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     6.7     7.3    92      7.2     7.5    96
 DEER PARK                9700     6.5     6.2   105      8.8    10.4    85
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      -M     5.1      *      -M     5.9      *
 RENO HILL                8400     3.9     6.3    62      5.2     6.9    75
 ROACH                    9700     6.8     6.9    99      8.0     8.0   100
 SAND LAKE               10050    11.0    14.2    77     10.0    11.0    91
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.1     7.8    78      8.2     8.8    93
 WINDY PEAK               7900     2.3     3.4    68      3.0     5.3    57
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     87


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     4.3     3.7   116      7.0     6.8   103
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     7.9     8.6    92      9.9     9.5   104
 OLD BATTLE              10000    12.4    14.0    89     15.7    15.1   104
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     5.6     4.8   117      8.2     8.4    98
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    10.1    10.3    98     12.6    12.4   102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                    102


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     5.3     6.6    80      5.8     6.3    92
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650     8.8    12.4    71      8.8    10.5    84
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     3.1     5.6    55      6.1     5.4   113
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     5.7     6.0    95      7.3     6.4   114
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     6.2     6.5    95      7.3     6.1   120
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     5.4      -M      *     6.8      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     4.0     6.2    65      6.5     6.5   100
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     6.1     7.6    80      8.6     7.9   109
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     5.4     5.1   106      5.6     5.6   100
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     4.9     6.5    75      6.1     7.5    81
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     8.7    11.9    73     10.3    12.2    84
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     9.2    11.2    82     10.7    10.5   102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     98


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     2.9     5.1    57      5.0     5.5    91
 HEWINTA                  9519     2.3     3.8    61      5.4     6.8    79
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     1.1     2.7    41      3.7     4.1    90
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.5     2.5    60      3.6     3.8    95
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     8.5    11.8    72      8.9    11.5    77
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     5.7     7.2    79      7.2     9.5    76
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     3.9     6.3    62      6.8     7.2    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     66                     84


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     3.9     7.7    51      6.9     8.7    79
 HAYDEN FORK              9212     6.8     5.8   117      9.3     9.5    98
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     5.7     7.2    79      7.2     9.5    76
 LILY LAKE                9156     5.3     5.1   104      7.1     8.3    86
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     9.7    10.2    95     11.0    11.5    96
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     4.5     5.0    90      6.3     8.4    75
 TRIAL LAKE               9992     9.1     9.8    93      9.6    10.6    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                     86

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 -M   = Missing data
  *   = Data may not provide a valid measure of conditions.
Units = inches for the Current and Average Snow Water Equivalent and

Total Precipitation values

If the Basin wide percent of average value is flagged as potentially
invalid, care should be taken to evaluate if the value is representative
of conditions in the basin.

The SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT Percent of Average represents the snow water
equivalent found at selected SNOTEL sites in or near the basin compared to
the average value for those sites on this day.

The TOTAL PRECIPITATION Percent of Average represents the total precipitation
(beginning October 1st) found at selected SNOTEL sites in or near the basin
compared to the average value for those sites on this day.

Contact your state water supply staff for assistance.

Reference period for average conditions is 1961-90.

Provisional data, subject to revision.