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At 12:02a, 8/15/18
Temperature 59.9°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 SATURDAY: DECEMBER 28 , 2013
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BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT    TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %
                                Current  Median  Median  Current  Average  Avg
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WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030    8.0     6.8    118     9.3     9.4     99
 BLACK BEAR               8170   16.0    16.5     97    16.0    16.8     95
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650   10.0     8.6    116     8.4     8.8     95
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    8.4     7.9    106     9.9    10.5     94
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    5.2     4.1    127     5.2     5.2    100
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260   20.3    16.9    120    14.8    14.4    103
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    5.9     5.8    102     7.4     8.8     84
 GRASSY LAKE              7265   11.8    11.7    101    13.6    15.9     86
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    6.2     5.7    109     5.8     5.8    100
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    7.3     5.6    130     7.2     6.0    120
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850   10.0    12.4     81    12.5    15.8     79
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    9.5    10.1     94    10.6    12.0     88
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    4.8     4.5    107     6.7     7.0     96
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    6.2     5.8    107     8.7    10.3     84
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    9.0     9.2     98     9.5    10.2     93
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    5.4     5.8     93     6.2     8.2     76
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580   11.0    10.4    106    10.5    10.8     97
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240   13.4    11.8    114    11.2    12.0     93
 WILLOW CREEK             8380   11.0    10.0    110    14.3    14.8     97
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     -M     6.7       *     -M     7.2       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  106                     93


MADISON-GALLATIN

 BLACK BEAR               8170   16.0    16.5     97    16.0    16.8     95
 CANYON                   7870    4.9     5.0     98     6.5     7.4     88
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    8.4     9.8     86     9.8    11.5     85
 WEST YELLOWSTONE         6700    4.5     4.3    105     5.6     6.6     85
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    5.9     6.0     98     7.8     9.1     86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   95                     89


YELLOWSTONE

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360   10.1     9.4    107     8.7     8.7    100
 BURNT MTN                5880    3.9     1.9    205     9.8     6.6    148
 CANYON                   7870    4.9     5.0     98     6.5     7.4     88
 COLE CREEK               7850    8.0     6.1    131     6.4     6.3    102
 EVENING STAR             9200   13.8    10.6    130    14.3    12.5    114
 FISHER CREEK             9100   14.7    14.0    105    13.4    14.2     94
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    4.1     3.6    114     5.1     5.8     88
 PARKER PEAK              9400   11.6     9.3    125    11.0     8.1    136
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    9.2     8.8    105    11.2    10.6    106
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    5.4     5.8     93     6.2     8.2     76
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240   13.4    11.8    114    11.2    12.0     93
 WHITE MILL               8700   11.1     9.3    119     9.5    10.7     89
 WOLVERINE                7650    5.6     4.4    127     5.3     6.0     88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  116                    101


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     -M     5.9       *     -M     7.3       *
 CASTLE CREEK             8400    3.0      -M       *    4.7      -M       *
 COLD SPRINGS             9630    4.7     3.0    157     6.2     4.8    129
 DEER PARK                9700    5.1     6.4     80     6.9     8.2     84
 HOBBS PARK              10100    6.3     6.2    102     5.9     6.0     98
 KIRWIN                   9550    7.1     4.2    169     6.2     5.3    117
 LITTLE WARM              9370    5.6     4.2    133     7.0     5.9    119
 OWL CREEK                8975    3.5     2.4    146     3.5     2.8    125
 SOUTH PASS               9040    5.7     6.2     92     5.9     7.9     75
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620    2.6     2.9     90     4.9     4.2    117
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580   11.0    10.4    106    10.5    10.8     97
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700    3.0     3.8     79     4.4     5.6     79
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  110                    100


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380   10.7     7.8    137     9.0     7.6    118
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200    4.5     2.5    180     5.4     4.1    132
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    7.9     7.0    113     6.4     6.9     93
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    5.0     3.1    161     5.9     4.9    120
 KIRWIN                   9550    7.1     4.2    169     6.2     5.3    117
 MARQUETTE                8760    4.4      -M       *    5.9      -M       *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    6.7     4.7    143     6.7     5.9    114
 OWL CREEK                8975    3.5     2.4    146     3.5     2.8    125
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    5.8     4.5    129     6.2     5.7    109
 SHELL CREEK              9580    7.4     7.0    106     6.2     6.3     98
 TIMBER CREEK             7950    3.4     2.1    162     4.8     3.8    126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  137                    113


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780   12.0    10.1    119     9.8     9.5    103
 EVENING STAR             9200   13.8    10.6    130    14.3    12.5    114
 MARQUETTE                8760    4.4      -M       *    5.9      -M       *
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    5.6     5.0    112     9.0     8.6    105
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     -M     6.7       *     -M     7.2       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  122                    108


POWDER RIVER

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200    4.5     2.5    180     5.4     4.1    132
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    7.4     5.9    125     7.8     6.1    128
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    5.0     3.1    161     5.9     4.9    120
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360    4.0     2.8    143     5.7     4.0    142
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    6.7     4.7    143     6.7     5.9    114
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    5.8     4.5    129     6.2     5.7    109
 SOLDIER PARK             8720    3.6      -M       *    5.4      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  142                    123


TONGUE RIVER

 BIG GOOSE                7990    4.4     3.5    126     6.6     5.2    127
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    7.9     7.0    113     6.4     6.9     93
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880    5.5     4.5    122     7.0     5.7    123
 DOME LAKE                8880    3.6     5.1     71     5.4     6.5     83
 LITTLE GOOSE             8870     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    7.2     4.9    147     8.2     6.5    126
 TIE CREEK                6870    2.4     1.8    133     6.8     5.4    126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  116                    112


BELLE FOURCHE

 COLE CANYON              5910    3.2     1.9    168     9.2     4.5    204
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  168                    204


CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 BLIND PARK               6890    4.3     3.0    143    10.1     5.8    174
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130    4.3     3.0    143     9.9     4.8    206
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  143                    189


UPPER N. PLATTE

 ARAPAHO RIDGE           10960    9.8     9.0    109     9.8    10.4     94
 BLACKHALL MTN            9820   12.9      -M       *   14.5      -M       *
 COLUMBINE                9160    9.2     8.3    111    11.6    11.1    105
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    7.5     8.0     94    11.1     9.9    112
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    6.8     9.1     75    11.3    11.7     97
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375    2.9     3.8     76     5.0     5.8     86
 MED BOW                 10500   11.5      -M       *   14.5      -M       *
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130   12.7    11.0    115    14.2    11.5    123
 NEVER SUMMER            10280    8.8     8.3    106     8.1      -M       *
 OLD BATTLE              10000   12.9    12.1    107    14.9    15.6     96
 RAWAH                    9020    5.3     4.0    132     8.2     7.0    117
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    4.5     5.4     83     6.4     6.9     93
 SAND LAKE               10050   11.8    11.0    107    12.1    10.8    112
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    5.7     4.4    130     8.2     6.9    119
 TOWER                   10500   16.8    18.3     92    18.7    17.6    106
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    8.7     9.1     96    11.1    11.8     94
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    6.2     5.3    117     7.1     6.3    113
 ZIRKEL                   9340   10.7     9.2    116    13.7    12.7    108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  103                    105


SWEETWATER

 DEER PARK                9700    5.1     6.4     80     6.9     8.2     84
 LARSEN CREEK             9000    2.2      -M       *    5.2      -M       *
 SOUTH PASS               9040    5.7     6.2     92     5.9     7.9     75
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   86                     80


LOWER N. PLATTE

 CASPER MTN.              7900    8.9     5.5    162     8.8     7.2    122
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375    2.9     3.8     76     5.0     5.8     86
 RENO HILL                8400    8.4     5.6    150    10.5     6.9    152
 WINDY PEAK               7900    2.7     3.0     90     5.2     5.0    104
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  128                    118


LARAMIE RIVER

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    8.6     7.5    115     9.2     8.8    105
 CINNABAR PARK            9574    8.4     8.3    101    10.6    10.7     99
 CROW CREEK               8330    2.7     4.1     66     5.1     5.3     96
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    8.8     7.0    126     9.3     7.5    124
 RAWAH                    9020    5.3     4.0    132     8.2     7.0    117
 ROACH                    9700    6.8     6.7    101     9.2     8.6    107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  108                    108


S. PLATTE

 BLACK MOUNTAIN           8920    4.8      -M       *    6.2      -M       *
 CROW CREEK               8330    2.7     4.1     66     5.1     5.3     96
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    8.8     7.0    126     9.3     7.5    124
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  104                    112


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    5.0     3.6    139     8.9     6.7    133
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    7.5     8.0     94    11.1     9.9    112
 ELK RIVER                8700    7.8     6.2    126    10.4     8.7    120
 LITTLE SNAKE RIVER       8915    9.6     8.4    114    14.9    13.9    107
 OLD BATTLE              10000   12.9    12.1    107    14.9    15.6     96
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    4.5     5.4     83     6.4     6.9     93
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    4.8     4.2    114     8.9     8.2    109
 WHISKEY PARK             8950   13.3     9.0    148    15.7    11.4    138
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  115                    112


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    4.7     5.4     87     4.7     5.9     80
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650   10.0     8.6    116     8.4     8.8     95
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    5.2     4.1    127     5.2     5.2    100
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    5.9     5.4    109     6.0     6.1     98
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    6.2     5.7    109     5.8     5.8    100
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    7.3     5.6    130     7.2     6.0    120
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    5.6     4.5    124     6.7     6.1    110
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    6.1     6.0    102     7.4     7.6     97
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    4.4     4.3    102     4.4     4.9     90
 POCKET CREEK             9360    4.7      -M       *    4.5      -M       *
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    4.9     4.8    102     5.7     6.2     92
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    9.0     9.2     98     9.5    10.2     93
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    8.0     7.8    103     9.8    10.3     95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  108                     97


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 BLACKS FORK JCT          8870    2.2      -M       *    5.2      -M       *
 BUCK PASTURE             9700    4.1      -M       *    6.7      -M       *
 EF BLACKS FORK GS        9360    1.8      -M       *    4.4      -M       *
 HAMS FORK                7840    2.9     4.3     67     4.8     4.9     98
 HEWINTA                  9519    2.3     3.5     66     5.3     6.2     85
 HICKERSON PARK           9145    3.6     2.6    138     5.1     4.8    106
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150    2.7     2.9     93     4.7     4.5    104
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    7.7     9.8     79     7.8     9.2     85
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    5.0     5.9     85     6.8     7.9     86
 SPIRIT LK               10235    4.8      -M       *    7.4      -M       *
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200    5.7     6.0     95     6.7     7.2     93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   85                     92


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BEAR RIVER RS            8777    2.8      -M       *    5.4      -M       *
 BUG LAKE                 7950    5.6     6.0     93     6.5     8.5     76
 BURTS MILLER RANCH       8000    2.7      -M       *    3.2      -M       *
 CHALK CREEK #1           8993    8.2     9.5     86     9.5    11.0     86
 HAYDEN FORK              9212    4.2     5.3     79     7.6     9.1     84
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    5.0     5.9     85     6.8     7.9     86
 LILY LAKE                9156    4.3     4.9     88     7.0     7.7     91
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    7.8     9.6     81     8.5    11.1     77
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    4.8     4.5    107     6.7     7.0     96
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   87                     84

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 -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.