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Wyoming . NRCS

Report #29                    Monday Morning Snow Report                     May 22nd, 2017

Good morning everyone this is the 29th Monday Snow Report for the 2016-2017 snow season.  Last year at this time the state median was 135% with a low of 0% and a high of 402%.  This year the state median is 176% with a low of 0% and a high of 353% 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 shown.

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 2016, 2015, 2014 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

5/22/2017

5/15/2017

5/8/2017

5/22/2016

5/22/2015

5/22/2014

SNAKE RIVER

162

139

150

65

52

160

MADISON

146

118

128

46

22

148

YELLOWSTONE

154

134

148

60

69

159

WIND RIVER

304

210

227

152

88

153

BIGHORN BASIN

135

99

130

69

62

190

SHOSHONE RIVER

131

124

138

66

72

146

POWDER

161

98

138

66

78

234

TONGUE

164

105

123

70

65

216

BELLE FOURCHE

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHEYENNE

0

0

0

0

0

0

UPPER N. PLATTE

104

81

90

129

81

153

SWEETWATER

353

203

217

163

94

128

LOWER N. PLATTE

117

24

74

402

196

548

LARAMIE

91

69

89

160

98

181

S. PLATTE

107

89

111

132

113

163

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

101

74

83

157

59

132

UPPER GREEN

289

158

194

97

83

233

LOWER GREEN

187

134

155

119

62

145

UPPER BEAR

270

144

164

79

13

122

Weighted State Average

176

115

140

135

86

214

 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