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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 FRIDAY: DECEMBER 23 , 2011 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Average Avg Current Average Avg ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WYOMING SNAKE RIVER BASE CAMP 7030 5.6 7.0 80 9.3 9.2 101 COTTONWOOD CREEK 7670 4.3 8.3 52 9.0 11.8 76 GRAND TARGHEE 9260 11.7 -M * 10.6 -M * GRANITE CREEK 6770 3.7 6.4 58 5.4 8.3 65 GRASSY LAKE 7265 6.3 12.6 50 11.4 15.0 76 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT 8750 3.5 6.0 58 4.8 5.8 83 GUNSIGHT PASS 9820 4.3 -M * 5.7 -M * LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE 7850 6.9 12.6 55 11.6 15.3 76 PHILLIPS BENCH 8200 5.0 10.9 46 7.6 11.7 65 SALT RIVER SUMMIT 7760 2.9 4.6 63 4.2 7.8 54 SNAKE RIVER STATION 6920 4.8 6.8 71 9.3 9.7 96 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE 9000 5.5 11.0 50 7.1 11.3 63 THUMB DIVIDE 7980 4.5 6.6 68 7.3 8.0 91 TOGWOTEE PASS 9580 7.2 10.3 70 9.1 10.6 86 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU 9240 11.7 12.0 98 10.5 12.0 88 WILLOW CREEK 8380 6.1 12.4 49 11.8 13.7 86 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 61 79 UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON BEARTOOTH LAKE 9360 8.4 10.1 83 8.3 8.9 93 BLACK BEAR 8170 9.8 15.1 65 12.4 15.5 80 CANYON 7870 3.8 5.2 73 5.5 6.9 80 FISHER CREEK 9100 11.1 14.4 77 12.9 15.0 86 MADISON PLATEAU 7750 6.3 9.8 64 10.4 11.0 95 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE 7350 2.5 4.3 58 4.3 5.8 74 PARKER PEAK 9400 8.2 9.3 88 10.0 7.5 133 SYLVAN LAKE 8420 5.8 9.4 62 10.2 10.0 102 THUMB DIVIDE 7980 4.5 6.6 68 7.3 8.0 91 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU 9240 11.7 12.0 98 10.5 12.0 88 WHISKEY CREEK 6800 4.5 6.5 69 7.9 8.8 90 WHITE MILL 8700 6.4 10.0 64 8.3 11.4 73 WOLVERINE 7650 4.8 4.9 98 6.2 6.4 97 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 75 90 WIND RIVER BURROUGHS CREEK 8750 3.8 5.9 64 4.5 7.1 63 CASTLE CREEK 8400 2.3 -M * 3.0 -M * COLD SPRINGS 9630 3.7 4.2 88 4.7 5.3 89 DEER PARK 9700 4.6 6.0 77 7.6 9.8 78 HOBBS PARK 10100 7.7 7.1 108 7.6 5.9 129 LITTLE WARM 9370 3.0 4.7 64 4.9 6.1 80 SOUTH PASS 9040 5.2 7.4 70 6.3 8.4 75 ST. LAWRENCE ALT 8620 3.0 3.5 86 4.2 4.3 98 TOGWOTEE PASS 9580 7.2 10.3 70 9.1 10.6 86 TOWNSEND CREEK 8700 4.4 4.0 110 7.1 5.6 127 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 80 89 BIGHORN BASIN BALD MTN. 9380 8.7 8.7 100 7.4 7.5 99 BEAR TRAP MEADOW 8200 2.6 2.3 113 4.1 4.2 98 BLACKWATER 9780 10.6 10.9 97 10.3 9.9 104 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 8.9 7.1 125 8.0 6.6 121 EVENING STAR 9200 8.8 12.2 72 11.8 11.6 102 GRAVE SPRINGS 8550 3.1 3.7 84 5.2 4.5 116 KIRWIN 9550 6.3 5.4 117 7.5 5.4 139 MARQUETTE 8760 4.2 -M * 8.2 5.0 164 MIDDLE POWDER 7760 4.1 5.1 80 6.9 6.3 110 OWL CREEK 8975 2.5 2.4 104 3.1 2.7 115 POWDER RIVER PASS 9480 4.9 4.7 104 6.3 5.4 117 SHELL CREEK 9580 8.1 6.7 121 7.3 6.0 122 SYLVAN LAKE 8420 5.8 9.4 62 10.2 10.0 102 SYLVAN ROAD 7120 3.9 5.4 72 7.3 9.3 78 TIMBER CREEK 7950 3.2 2.9 110 6.5 3.5 186 YOUNTS PEAK 8350 5.1 6.9 74 6.3 7.3 86 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 92 111 SHOSHONE RIVER BLACKWATER 9780 10.6 10.9 97 10.3 9.9 104 EVENING STAR 9200 8.8 12.2 72 11.8 11.6 102 KIRWIN 9550 6.3 5.4 117 7.5 5.4 139 MARQUETTE 8760 4.2 -M * 8.2 5.0 164 SYLVAN LAKE 8420 5.8 9.4 62 10.2 10.0 102 SYLVAN ROAD 7120 3.9 5.4 72 7.3 9.3 78 YOUNTS PEAK 8350 5.1 6.9 74 6.3 7.3 86 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 81 105 POWDER-TONGUE BEAR TRAP MEADOW 8200 2.6 2.3 113 4.1 4.2 98 BIG GOOSE 7990 5.1 3.8 134 8.9 4.2 212 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 8.9 7.1 125 8.0 6.6 121 BURGESS JUNCTION 7880 6.0 5.0 120 8.5 5.6 152 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR 9860 7.1 5.1 139 8.2 6.0 137 DOME LAKE 8880 5.6 5.5 102 8.9 6.4 139 GRAVE SPRINGS 8550 3.1 3.7 84 5.2 4.5 116 HANSEN SAWMILL 8360 2.8 2.8 100 4.6 4.0 115 LITTLE GOOSE 8870 6.0 -M * 9.8 -M * MIDDLE POWDER 7760 4.1 5.1 80 6.9 6.3 110 POWDER RIVER PASS 9480 4.9 4.7 104 6.3 5.4 117 SOLDIER PARK 8720 4.3 -M * 6.1 -M * SUCKER CREEK 8880 7.9 4.7 168 8.8 6.1 144 TIE CREEK 6870 3.8 2.2 173 9.0 4.7 191 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 119 137 BELLE FOURCHE BLIND PARK 6890 2.5 2.9 86 3.4 5.7 60 COLE CANYON 5910 2.1 2.9 72 3.7 3.6 103 NORTH RAPID CREEK 6130 3.2 2.8 114 3.0 4.9 61 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 91 71 UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER BLACKHALL MTN 9820 9.4 -M * 11.0 -M * CINNABAR PARK 9574 6.3 8.5 74 9.1 9.7 94 COLUMBINE 9160 5.5 8.4 65 7.5 10.0 75 DIVIDE PEAK 8880 7.0 8.0 88 10.3 8.9 116 ELK RIVER 8700 4.8 5.9 81 6.5 7.7 84 JOE WRIGHT 10120 6.3 8.6 73 9.5 10.7 89 NORTH FRENCH CREEK 10130 7.3 11.8 62 8.3 10.7 78 OLD BATTLE 10000 9.8 13.1 75 12.2 14.0 87 SAGE CREEK BASIN 7850 7.7 4.6 167 5.5 5.2 106 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK 8440 2.7 4.5 60 5.4 7.0 77 TOWER 10500 10.4 18.3 57 12.2 15.7 78 WEBBER SPRINGS 9250 7.1 10.2 70 10.4 11.5 90 WILLOW CREEK PASS 9540 4.0 5.0 80 4.4 5.9 75 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 74 87 LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE BROOKLYN LAKE 10240 5.6 9.3 60 7.6 9.0 84 CASPER MTN. 7900 8.0 6.3 127 10.2 6.7 152 DEADMAN HILL 10220 9.4 6.8 138 8.3 7.1 117 DEER PARK 9700 4.6 6.0 77 7.6 9.8 78 LAPRELE CREEK 8375 3.7 4.7 79 6.2 5.6 111 RENO HILL 8400 7.1 6.0 118 8.4 6.6 127 ROACH 9700 6.2 6.4 97 8.3 7.5 111 SAND LAKE 10050 9.6 13.4 72 10.1 10.3 98 SOUTH PASS 9040 5.2 7.4 70 6.3 8.4 75 WINDY PEAK 7900 3.3 3.2 103 5.0 5.0 100 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 90 103 LITTLE SNAKE RIVER BATTLE MOUNTAIN 7440 4.2 3.2 131 5.4 6.3 86 DIVIDE PEAK 8880 7.0 8.0 88 10.3 8.9 116 OLD BATTLE 10000 9.8 13.1 75 12.2 14.0 87 SANDSTONE RS 8150 3.1 4.3 72 5.4 7.8 69 WHISKEY PARK 8950 6.3 9.4 67 10.2 11.6 88 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 80 90 UPPER GREEN RIVER BIG SANDY OPENING 9080 3.3 6.1 54 4.2 5.9 71 BLIND BULL SUM 8650 5.4 11.5 47 5.8 9.8 59 EAST RIM DIVIDE 7930 3.2 5.2 62 4.5 5.1 88 ELKHART PARK G.S. 9400 3.5 5.5 64 5.3 6.0 88 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT 8750 3.5 6.0 58 4.8 5.8 83 GUNSIGHT PASS 9820 4.3 -M * 5.7 -M * KENDALL R.S. 7740 4.0 5.7 70 5.4 6.0 90 LOOMIS PARK 8240 3.7 7.0 53 6.0 7.3 82 NEW FORK LAKE 8340 3.8 4.7 81 4.7 5.3 89 POCKET CREEK 9360 2.1 -M * 4.2 -M * SNIDER BASIN 8060 2.8 6.0 47 3.9 6.9 57 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE 9000 5.5 11.0 50 7.1 11.3 63 TRIPLE PEAK 8500 5.8 10.3 56 8.1 9.8 83 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 56 76 LOWER GREEN RIVER HAMS FORK 7840 2.7 4.6 59 4.7 5.1 92 HEWINTA 9519 2.6 3.5 74 5.8 6.5 89 HICKERSON PARK 9145 4.3 2.5 172 7.4 3.9 190 HOLE-IN-ROCK 9150 3.6 2.3 157 6.9 3.6 192 INDIAN CREEK 9425 6.0 10.9 55 6.6 10.6 62 KELLEY R.S. 8180 3.9 6.7 58 6.1 8.8 69 STEEL CREEK PARK 10200 1.9 5.9 32 6.8 6.9 99 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 69 98 UPPER BEAR RIVER BUG LAKE 7950 4.4 6.9 64 6.6 8.2 80 HAYDEN FORK 9212 3.3 5.3 62 7.8 8.9 88 KELLEY R.S. 8180 3.9 6.7 58 6.1 8.8 69 LILY LAKE 9156 2.6 4.7 55 5.9 7.8 76 MONTE CRISTO 8960 5.5 9.2 60 7.2 10.7 67 SALT RIVER SUMMIT 7760 2.9 4.6 63 4.2 7.8 54 TRIAL LAKE 9992 4.5 9.0 50 5.2 9.9 53 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 58 69 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -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.