Home
Interactive Maps
WY Weather
WY Climate
Drought
Data/Products
CoCoRaHS
Library
Articles & Publications
Education & Outreach
Site Map
Cooperative Projects
Water Links
Contact Us

Subscribe to our mailing list

Water Resources Data System
Dept 3943
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

wrds@uwyo.edu
Ph (307) 766-6651
Fax (307) 766-3785


Share this page
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 WEDNESDAY: FEBRUARY 1 , 2012
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT   TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %
                                Current  Average  Avg  Current  Average  Avg
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030    14.4    12.7   113     16.8    14.9   113
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    12.1    14.2    85     16.9    18.7    90
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     8.0     8.5    94      8.9     8.1   110
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    22.3      -M      *    19.1      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    10.8    12.4    87     11.7    13.7    85
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    20.6    23.0    90     24.4    25.0    98
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.1     9.5    75      7.7     8.7    89
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     8.5      -M      *     9.4      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    19.4    23.1    84     23.8    24.9    96
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    16.2    18.5    88     17.9    19.5    92
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     7.4     9.2    80      8.1    12.6    64
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    12.6    12.6   100     17.2    15.6   110
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    14.6    17.4    84     14.9    18.3    81
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    10.4    11.8    88     11.9    12.7    94
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.1    16.9    83     16.0    16.8    95
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    23.3    19.0   123     19.8    18.5   107
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    16.2    20.2    80     21.5    21.8    99
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     95


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    16.5    16.2   102     16.2    14.0   116
 BLACK BEAR               8170    22.8    25.6    89     23.6    26.1    90
 CANYON                   7870     8.1     8.9    91      9.6    10.8    89
 FISHER CREEK             9100    22.8    23.8    96     22.4    24.6    91
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    13.5    16.2    83     17.1    17.5    98
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.0     7.7    78      8.1     8.9    91
 PARKER PEAK              9400    15.0    14.8   101     15.6    11.1   141
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.5    15.2    76     16.4    14.8   111
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    10.4    11.8    88     11.9    12.7    94
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    23.3    19.0   123     19.8    18.5   107
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     9.3    11.1    84     12.6    13.8    91
 WHITE MILL               8700    14.0    16.1    87     15.5    18.3    85
 WOLVERINE                7650     8.9     8.6   103      9.2     9.2   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                     99


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     9.8    10.1    97     10.2    11.3    90
 CASTLE CREEK             8400     5.3      -M      *     6.3      -M      *
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     5.5     6.0    92      6.5     7.1    92
 DEER PARK                9700     7.5    11.7    64     12.1    14.5    83
 HOBBS PARK              10100    10.0     9.8   102      9.7     8.2   118
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.2     7.8    67      7.4     9.1    81
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.2    11.4    81      9.3    12.2    76
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     3.6     4.8    75      5.4     5.7    95
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.1    16.9    83     16.0    16.8    95
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     5.6     5.6   100      7.9     7.3   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84                     92


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    12.0    13.5    89      9.2    11.8    78
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.4     3.5   126      5.6     5.5   102
 BLACKWATER               9780    17.0    16.6   102     17.0    14.2   120
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.9    10.6   122     10.4     9.6   108
 EVENING STAR             9200    19.2    19.7    97     21.0    17.6   119
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.7     5.7   100      7.2     6.4   112
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.8     7.7   114     10.7     7.6   141
 MARQUETTE                8760     5.7      -M      *     9.7     6.2   156
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.0     7.2    97      8.3     8.3   100
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.2     3.4    94      4.0     3.7   108
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.5     7.2    90      8.1     8.3    98
 SHELL CREEK              9580    10.6     9.9   107      9.2     9.3    99
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.5    15.2    76     16.4    14.8   111
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.9     8.8   101     12.4    13.3    93
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     3.6     3.6   100      7.2     4.5   160
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    11.6    12.0    97     11.4    11.4   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                    110


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    17.0    16.6   102     17.0    14.2   120
 EVENING STAR             9200    19.2    19.7    97     21.0    17.6   119
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.8     7.7   114     10.7     7.6   141
 MARQUETTE                8760     5.7      -M      *     9.7     6.2   156
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.5    15.2    76     16.4    14.8   111
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.9     8.8   101     12.4    13.3    93
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    11.6    12.0    97     11.4    11.4   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    116


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.4     3.5   126      5.6     5.5   102
 BIG GOOSE                7990     7.1     6.0   118     10.9     5.7   191
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.9    10.6   122     10.4     9.6   108
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.5     7.4   115     10.9     7.9   138
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    11.6     8.1   143     11.2     8.2   137
 DOME LAKE                8880    10.4     7.9   132     11.3     8.7   130
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.7     5.7   100      7.2     6.4   112
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     3.9     4.2    93      6.0     5.3   113
 LITTLE GOOSE             8870     7.8      -M      *    12.4      -M      *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.0     7.2    97      8.3     8.3   100
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.5     7.2    90      8.1     8.3    98
 SOLDIER PARK             8720     9.3      -M      *     7.4      -M      *
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.3     7.2   143     11.0     8.8   125
 TIE CREEK                6870     5.2     4.0   130     11.0     6.8   162
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    125


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     5.0     5.2    96      6.0     7.8    77
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.9     4.5    87      5.5     4.7   117
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.4     5.0   108      5.1     6.3    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                     88


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 BLACKHALL MTN            9820    14.2      -M      *    15.7      -M      *
 CINNABAR PARK            9574     9.8    13.2    74     13.1    14.3    92
 COLUMBINE                9160    11.2    16.5    68     12.6    16.7    75
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     8.7    13.0    67     12.5    13.7    91
 ELK RIVER                8700     8.3    12.2    68      9.5    12.7    75
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     9.9    13.9    71     13.4    16.2    83
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    12.1    18.4    66     12.5    16.4    76
 OLD BATTLE              10000    14.2    20.0    71     17.5    22.4    78
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     8.7     7.5   116      7.1     7.9    90
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     4.3     7.4    58      7.3    10.9    67
 TOWER                   10500    17.0    30.1    56     18.9    25.4    74
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    11.0    16.1    68     14.7    18.0    82
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      -M     7.5      *     6.8     8.3    82
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     68                     80


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    10.0    15.3    65     11.7    14.3    82
 CASPER MTN.              7900    12.9     9.0   143     13.7     8.9   154
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    11.2    10.6   106     10.4    10.6    98
 DEER PARK                9700     7.5    11.7    64     12.1    14.5    83
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     6.2     7.3    85      8.6     8.1   106
 RENO HILL                8400    11.1     8.4   132     12.7     9.3   137
 ROACH                    9700     9.0    11.0    82     11.6    11.7    99
 SAND LAKE               10050    14.7    19.9    74     15.0    15.9    94
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.2    11.4    81      9.3    12.2    76
 WINDY PEAK               7900     4.7     4.5   104      6.4     7.0    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     99


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     6.2     7.8    79      7.0     9.9    71
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     8.7    13.0    67     12.5    13.7    91
 OLD BATTLE              10000    14.2    20.0    71     17.5    22.4    78
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     5.6     9.7    58      7.5    12.5    60
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    11.3    18.5    61     15.3    19.4    79
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     67                     77


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     8.8     9.5    93      9.3     9.0   103
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    15.1    18.4    82     12.6    15.4    82
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     8.0     8.5    94      8.9     8.1   110
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.6     8.8    98     10.1     8.9   113
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.1     9.5    75      7.7     8.7    89
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     8.5      -M      *     9.4      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    10.6     9.8   108     11.7     9.7   121
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     9.7    11.2    87     11.9    11.8   101
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     8.2     7.6   108      8.0     7.9   101
 POCKET CREEK             9360     6.7      -M      *     9.3      -M      *
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     8.3     9.8    85      8.9    11.1    80
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    14.6    17.4    84     14.9    18.3    81
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    15.0    16.6    90     17.6    16.2   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     97


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     6.9     8.4    82      7.1     8.4    85
 HEWINTA                  9519     4.9     6.7    73      7.8     9.3    84
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     5.2     4.4   118      8.1     5.2   156
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.8     4.1   117      7.6     4.8   158
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    13.7    17.6    78     12.6    16.8    75
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     9.5    10.7    89     11.5    13.9    83
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200      -M     9.4      *     9.0    10.1    89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     93


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     9.2    13.2    70     10.8    12.9    84
 HAYDEN FORK              9212     6.7     9.8    68     11.6    13.6    85
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     9.5    10.7    89     11.5    13.9    83
 LILY LAKE                9156     5.2     8.2    63      7.8    11.5    68
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    11.7    18.2    64     12.9    16.7    77
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     7.4     9.2    80      8.1    12.6    64
 TRIAL LAKE               9992     8.7    15.7    55      9.0    15.8    57
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     69                     74

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


 -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.