Wyoming – NRCS

Report #11                      Monday Morning Snow Report                    Jan. 19th, 2015

Good morning everyone this is the 11th Monday Snow Report for the 2014-2015 snow season.   Last year at this time the state median was 121% with a low of 79% and a high of 157%.  This year the state median is 101% with a low of 79% and a high of 135% 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, last year's ending weeks and 2012 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

1/19/2015

1/12/2015

1/5/2015

1/19/2014

1/12/2014

 

SNAKE RIVER

118

119

118

103

106

 

MADISON

95

97

95

93

99

 

YELLOWSTONE

120

120

118

121

121

 

WIND RIVER

101

100

103

106

110

 

BIGHORN BASIN

104

109

104

141

140

 

SHOSHONE RIVER

120

119

115

126

127

 

POWDER

108

113

113

154

147

 

TONGUE

97

106

100

124

120

 

BELLE FOURCHE

103

104

87

138

164

 

CHEYENNE

109

109

100

157

142

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

81

86

91

110

108

 

SWEETWATER

79

80

86

79

83

 

LOWER N. PLATTE

82

83

89

115

126

 

LARAMIE

87

92

100

118

116

 

S. PLATTE

88

95

100

121

120

 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

81

89

95

114

116

 

UPPER GREEN

135

136

140

108

110

 

LOWER GREEN

93

97

104

96

96

 

UPPER BEAR

90

91

99

91

91

 

Weighted State Average

101

103

104

121

121

 

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

 

 

For more information, contact: Lee Hackleman or Ken Von Buettner (307) 233-6744, 6743

NRCS Snow Surveys   100 East B St., Room 3124  Casper, WY