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Wyoming Snow Precipitation Update


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 THURSDAY: DECEMBER 22 , 2011 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Average Avg Current Average Avg ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WYOMING SNAKE RIVER BASE CAMP 7030 5.7 6.9 83 9.2 9.0 102 COTTONWOOD CREEK 7670 4.3 8.1 53 9.0 11.6 78 GRAND TARGHEE 9260 11.7 -M * 10.5 -M * GRANITE CREEK 6770 3.8 6.2 61 5.5 8.2 67 GRASSY LAKE 7265 6.5 12.4 52 11.5 14.7 78 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT 8750 3.5 5.9 59 4.7 5.7 82 GUNSIGHT PASS 9820 4.3 -M * 5.6 -M * LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE 7850 6.9 12.4 56 11.7 15.1 77 PHILLIPS BENCH 8200 5.1 10.7 48 7.6 11.5 66 SALT RIVER SUMMIT 7760 3.1 4.5 69 4.4 7.6 58 SNAKE RIVER STATION 6920 4.8 6.6 73 9.2 9.6 96 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE 9000 5.6 10.8 52 7.1 11.1 64 THUMB DIVIDE 7980 4.6 6.4 72 7.3 7.9 92 TOGWOTEE PASS 9580 7.2 10.1 71 9.1 10.5 87 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU 9240 11.7 11.8 99 10.6 11.9 89 WILLOW CREEK 8380 6.2 12.2 51 11.8 13.5 87 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 63 80 UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON BEARTOOTH LAKE 9360 8.3 10.0 83 8.2 8.8 93 BLACK BEAR 8170 9.8 14.9 66 12.3 15.3 80 CANYON 7870 3.7 5.1 73 5.4 6.8 79 FISHER CREEK 9100 11.1 14.1 79 12.8 14.8 86 MADISON PLATEAU 7750 6.3 9.6 66 10.4 10.9 95 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE 7350 2.5 4.2 60 4.7 5.7 82 PARKER PEAK 9400 8.2 9.2 89 9.9 7.4 134 SYLVAN LAKE 8420 5.8 9.3 62 10.2 9.9 103 THUMB DIVIDE 7980 4.6 6.4 72 7.3 7.9 92 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU 9240 11.7 11.8 99 10.6 11.9 89 WHISKEY CREEK 6800 4.5 6.3 71 7.9 8.6 92 WHITE MILL 8700 6.4 9.8 65 8.3 11.3 73 WOLVERINE 7650 4.8 4.8 100 6.0 6.3 95 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 76 91 WIND RIVER BURROUGHS CREEK 8750 3.8 5.8 66 4.4 7.0 63 CASTLE CREEK 8400 2.3 -M * 3.1 -M * COLD SPRINGS 9630 3.5 4.2 83 4.5 5.2 87 DEER PARK 9700 4.5 6.0 75 7.6 9.7 78 HOBBS PARK 10100 7.7 7.0 110 7.6 5.8 131 LITTLE WARM 9370 3.0 4.7 64 4.7 6.0 78 SOUTH PASS 9040 5.3 7.3 73 6.3 8.3 76 ST. LAWRENCE ALT 8620 3.1 3.5 89 4.2 4.3 98 TOGWOTEE PASS 9580 7.2 10.1 71 9.1 10.5 87 TOWNSEND CREEK 8700 4.6 3.9 118 7.0 5.6 125 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 81 89 BIGHORN BASIN BALD MTN. 9380 8.7 8.5 102 7.2 7.4 97 BEAR TRAP MEADOW 8200 2.6 2.3 113 4.1 4.2 98 BLACKWATER 9780 10.6 10.7 99 10.0 9.8 102 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 8.9 6.9 129 7.8 6.5 120 EVENING STAR 9200 8.7 12.0 72 11.7 11.4 103 GRAVE SPRINGS 8550 3.1 3.6 86 5.1 4.4 116 KIRWIN 9550 6.3 5.4 117 7.5 5.3 142 MARQUETTE 8760 4.1 -M * 8.1 5.0 162 MIDDLE POWDER 7760 4.1 5.1 80 6.7 6.2 108 OWL CREEK 8975 2.4 2.4 100 3.0 2.7 111 POWDER RIVER PASS 9480 4.8 4.5 107 6.2 5.4 115 SHELL CREEK 9580 8.1 6.6 123 7.2 6.0 120 SYLVAN LAKE 8420 5.8 9.3 62 10.2 9.9 103 SYLVAN ROAD 7120 3.9 5.4 72 7.2 9.2 78 TIMBER CREEK 7950 3.2 2.8 114 6.6 3.5 189 YOUNTS PEAK 8350 5.2 6.8 76 6.5 7.2 90 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 94 111 SHOSHONE RIVER BLACKWATER 9780 10.6 10.7 99 10.0 9.8 102 EVENING STAR 9200 8.7 12.0 72 11.7 11.4 103 KIRWIN 9550 6.3 5.4 117 7.5 5.3 142 MARQUETTE 8760 4.1 -M * 8.1 5.0 162 SYLVAN LAKE 8420 5.8 9.3 62 10.2 9.9 103 SYLVAN ROAD 7120 3.9 5.4 72 7.2 9.2 78 YOUNTS PEAK 8350 5.2 6.8 76 6.5 7.2 90 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 82 106 POWDER-TONGUE BEAR TRAP MEADOW 8200 2.6 2.3 113 4.1 4.2 98 BIG GOOSE 7990 5.1 3.8 134 8.8 4.2 210 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 8.9 6.9 129 7.8 6.5 120 BURGESS JUNCTION 7880 6.0 4.9 122 8.5 5.5 155 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR 9860 7.0 5.1 137 7.9 5.9 134 DOME LAKE 8880 5.6 5.4 104 8.9 6.3 141 GRAVE SPRINGS 8550 3.1 3.6 86 5.1 4.4 116 HANSEN SAWMILL 8360 2.8 2.8 100 4.6 4.0 115 LITTLE GOOSE 8870 6.0 -M * 9.7 -M * MIDDLE POWDER 7760 4.1 5.1 80 6.7 6.2 108 POWDER RIVER PASS 9480 4.8 4.5 107 6.2 5.4 115 SOLDIER PARK 8720 4.2 -M * 6.0 -M * SUCKER CREEK 8880 7.9 4.6 172 8.7 6.0 145 TIE CREEK 6870 3.8 2.1 181 9.0 4.7 191 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 121 136 BELLE FOURCHE BLIND PARK 6890 2.6 2.8 93 3.4 5.6 61 COLE CANYON 5910 1.9 2.9 66 3.7 3.6 103 NORTH RAPID CREEK 6130 3.2 2.8 114 3.0 4.8 62 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 91 72 UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER BLACKHALL MTN 9820 9.6 -M * 11.2 -M * CINNABAR PARK 9574 6.1 8.3 73 9.1 9.6 95 COLUMBINE 9160 5.6 8.2 68 7.7 9.8 79 DIVIDE PEAK 8880 7.0 7.8 90 10.3 8.8 117 ELK RIVER 8700 4.8 5.8 83 6.6 7.6 87 JOE WRIGHT 10120 6.5 8.5 76 9.5 10.5 90 NORTH FRENCH CREEK 10130 7.3 11.6 63 8.3 10.5 79 OLD BATTLE 10000 9.8 13.0 75 12.3 13.8 89 SAGE CREEK BASIN 7850 6.8 4.5 151 5.3 5.1 104 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK 8440 2.7 4.4 61 5.5 6.9 80 TOWER 10500 10.3 18.0 57 12.3 15.5 79 WEBBER SPRINGS 9250 7.2 10.0 72 10.5 11.4 92 WILLOW CREEK PASS 9540 4.3 5.0 86 4.4 5.8 76 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 75 88 LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE BROOKLYN LAKE 10240 5.4 9.2 59 7.4 8.9 83 CASPER MTN. 7900 8.0 6.2 129 10.1 6.7 151 DEADMAN HILL 10220 9.3 6.8 137 8.2 7.0 117 DEER PARK 9700 4.5 6.0 75 7.6 9.7 78 LAPRELE CREEK 8375 3.8 4.7 81 6.1 5.5 111 RENO HILL 8400 7.1 5.9 120 8.6 6.5 132 ROACH 9700 6.2 6.3 98 8.4 7.4 114 SAND LAKE 10050 9.6 13.2 73 10.0 10.2 98 SOUTH PASS 9040 5.3 7.3 73 6.3 8.3 76 WINDY PEAK 7900 3.3 3.2 103 4.9 5.0 98 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 91 103 LITTLE SNAKE RIVER BATTLE MOUNTAIN 7440 4.3 3.1 139 5.5 6.2 89 DIVIDE PEAK 8880 7.0 7.8 90 10.3 8.8 117 OLD BATTLE 10000 9.8 13.0 75 12.3 13.8 89 SANDSTONE RS 8150 3.2 4.2 76 5.4 7.7 70 WHISKEY PARK 8950 6.3 9.3 68 10.3 11.4 90 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 82 91 UPPER GREEN RIVER BIG SANDY OPENING 9080 3.6 6.0 60 4.4 5.9 75 BLIND BULL SUM 8650 5.5 11.3 49 5.8 9.7 60 EAST RIM DIVIDE 7930 3.2 5.1 63 4.5 5.0 90 ELKHART PARK G.S. 9400 3.5 5.4 65 5.2 6.0 87 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT 8750 3.5 5.9 59 4.7 5.7 82 GUNSIGHT PASS 9820 4.3 -M * 5.6 -M * KENDALL R.S. 7740 3.9 5.5 71 5.5 5.9 93 LOOMIS PARK 8240 3.8 6.9 55 6.1 7.2 85 NEW FORK LAKE 8340 3.8 4.6 83 4.7 5.2 90 POCKET CREEK 9360 2.2 -M * 4.2 -M * SNIDER BASIN 8060 3.0 5.9 51 4.1 6.8 60 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE 9000 5.6 10.8 52 7.1 11.1 64 TRIPLE PEAK 8500 5.9 10.2 58 8.1 9.6 84 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 58 77 LOWER GREEN RIVER HAMS FORK 7840 2.8 4.5 62 4.7 5.0 94 HEWINTA 9519 2.4 3.4 71 5.8 6.4 91 HICKERSON PARK 9145 3.9 2.4 162 7.2 3.9 185 HOLE-IN-ROCK 9150 3.0 2.3 130 6.2 3.6 172 INDIAN CREEK 9425 6.0 10.7 56 6.6 10.5 63 KELLEY R.S. 8180 3.9 6.6 59 6.2 8.6 72 STEEL CREEK PARK 10200 1.7 5.8 29 6.4 6.8 94 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 66 96 UPPER BEAR RIVER BUG LAKE 7950 4.5 6.8 66 6.7 8.1 83 HAYDEN FORK 9212 3.2 5.2 62 7.8 8.7 90 KELLEY R.S. 8180 3.9 6.6 59 6.2 8.6 72 LILY LAKE 9156 2.7 4.6 59 5.8 7.7 75 MONTE CRISTO 8960 5.5 9.0 61 7.2 10.6 68 SALT RIVER SUMMIT 7760 3.1 4.5 69 4.4 7.6 58 TRIAL LAKE 9992 4.6 8.9 52 5.2 9.7 54 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 60 71 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -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 1971-2000. Provisional data, subject to revision. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -M = Missing data * = Data may not provide a valid measure of conditions. Units = inches for the Current and Normal Snow Water Equivalent and Total Precipitation values If the Basin Index (%) 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 Median represents the snow water equivalent found at selected SNOTEL sites in or near the basin compared to the Median 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. Medians and averages are calculated for the period 1981-2010. Provisional data, subject to revision. * Site -- Either: (a) the current value is missing; (b) the median or average for the day is not available or is zero; or (c) for snow water equivalent, the median for the day is less than 10% of the maximum median value for the year. * Basin - More than half of the sites within the basin are flagged with *, preventing the calculation of a meaningful basin index. The basin index is calculated as the sum of the valid current values divided by the sum of the corresponding medians (for snow water equivalent) or averages (for precipitation) and the resulting fraction multiplied by 100.