Wyoming – NRCS

Report #14                     Monday Morning Snow Report                     Feb. 8th, 2016

Good morning everyone this is the 14th Monday Snow Report for the 2015-2016 snow season.  Last year at this time the state median was 99% with a low of 71% and a high of 130%.  This year the state median is 90% with a low of 57% and a high of 116% of median.  See the table & map below for more information.  The map may differ slightly from the table depending upon how many stations were reporting at the time or date.

For those of you with INTERNET capability, this report and map showing SWE percentages for the state can be found at http://www.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrds/nrcs/nrcs.html.   Go to  http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/normals/median_average.htm for median.

Figure 1 -- SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT AS PERCENT OF MEDIAN.  The following table shows the current, preceding two weeks and 2013, 2014, 2015 equivalent (SWE) amounts for Wyoming basins.  Median is based on all reporting SNOTEL sites in the basin, not snow courses.  The reference period for average comparison is 1981-2010.

DRAINAGE BASIN

2/8/2016

2/1/2016

1/25/2016

2/8/2015

2/8/2014

2/8/2013

 

SNAKE RIVER

94

96

92

115

104

95

 

MADISON

92

96

90

93

95

100

 

YELLOWSTONE

89

90

88

115

117

98

 

WIND RIVER

79

74

73

94

106

85

 

BIGHORN BASIN

72

65

63

107

141

94

 

SHOSHONE RIVER

88

86

87

116

121

97

 

POWDER

70

60

60

112

148

94

 

TONGUE

57

49

48

99

121

82

 

BELLE FOURCHE

97

94

87

86

138

76

 

CHEYENNE

74

79

80

98

135

79

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

99

98

94

83

111

73

 

SWEETWATER

66

63

60

71

81

73

 

LOWER N. PLATTE

116

106

95

82

122

32

 

LARAMIE

112

106

105

94

127

72

 

S. PLATTE

109

99

102

88

129

62

 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

103

102

98

77

112

79

 

UPPER GREEN

90

92

87

130

111

88

 

LOWER GREEN

109

107

103

97

100

86

 

UPPER BEAR

102

103

96

87

95

81

 

Weighted State Average

90

87

83

99

120

80

 

red = down                   blue = up                    green = even       * data is suspect

 

For more information, contact: Lee Hackleman (307) 233-6744  NRCS Snow Surveys  100 East B St., Room 3124  Casper, WY