Wyoming – NRCS

Report #11                    Monday Morning Snow Report                      Jan. 16th, 2017

Good morning everyone this is the 11th Monday Snow Report for the 2016-2017 snow season.  Last year at this time the state median was 77% with a low of 45% and a high of 105%.  This year the state median is 130% with a low of 82% and a high of 214% 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, 2 previous ending weeks and 2015, 2014, 2013 equivalent (SWE) amounts for Wyoming basins.  Median is based on all reporting SNOTEL sites in the basin, not the snow courses.  The reference period for average comparison is 1981-2010.

DRAINAGE BASIN

1/16/2017

1/9/2017

1/3/2017

1/16/2016

1/16/2015

1/16/2014

SNAKE RIVER

137

123

118

84

113

106

MADISON

106

96

94

87

92

97

YELLOWSTONE

124

113

114

85

116

124

WIND RIVER

159

133

122

73

95

109

BIGHORN BASIN

106

105

103

58

105

143

SHOSHONE RIVER

139

128

126

84

114

129

POWDER

82

83

80

54

110

155

TONGUE

103

102

100

45

101

127

BELLE FOURCHE

119

125

122

85

111

159

CHEYENNE

97

100

100

77

109

161

UPPER N. PLATTE

135

117

101

83

83

113

SWEETWATER

214

158

144

61

77

82

LOWER N. PLATTE

114

108

101

81

79

132

LARAMIE

133

115

97

98

88

121

S. PLATTE

134

114

92

105

92

125

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

144

125

110

81

84

119

UPPER GREEN

165

145

133

81

129

112

LOWER GREEN

163

140

123

95

100

100

UPPER BEAR

173

136

119

87

91

95

Weighted State Average

130

118

109

77

101

126

 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