Wyoming – NRCS

Report #3                      Monday Morning Snow Report                      Nov. 24th, 2014

Good morning everyone this is the 3rd Monday Snow Report for the 2014-2015 snow season.   Note: This is still early yet and these values will change dramatically.  Last year at this time the state median was 149% with a low of 90% and a high of 300%.  This year the state median is 79% with a low of 38% and a high of 133% 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

11/17/2014

11/17/2014

11/10/2014

11/17/2013

11/17/2013

 

SNAKE RIVER

95

76

38

128

137

 

MADISON

87

70

71

129

131

 

YELLOWSTONE

81

77

61

123

138

 

WIND RIVER

73

62

26

126

135

 

BIGHORN BASIN

54

46

16

161

170

 

SHOSHONE RIVER

81

80

54

136

156

 

POWDER

70

63

17

199

224

 

TONGUE

44

41

17

119

131

 

BELLE FOURCHE

133

200

100

300

467

 

CHEYENNE

78

86

11

211

257

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

78

67

43

126

132

 

SWEETWATER

80

54

15

92

104

 

LOWER N. PLATTE

38

23

12

164

180

 

LARAMIE

79

80

51

131

152

 

S. PLATTE

83

88

72

142

158

 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

90

67

21

160

175

 

UPPER GREEN

113

89

42

112

115

 

LOWER GREEN

100

67

53

90

84

 

UPPER BEAR

107

74

32

95

108

 

Weighted State Average

79

70

34

149

170

 

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