Wyoming – NRCS

Report #6                      Monday Morning Snow Report                     Dec. 15th, 2014

Good morning everyone this is the 6th 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 128% with a low of 84% and a high of 227%.  This year the state median is 92% with a low of 50% and a high of 138% 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

12/15/2014

12/8/2014

12/1/2014

12/15/2013

12/8/2013

 

SNAKE RIVER

116

129

123

115

126

 

MADISON

89

98

96

107

117

 

YELLOWSTONE

110

118

114

123

128

 

WIND RIVER

94

91

84

116

121

 

BIGHORN BASIN

88

87

89

143

145

 

SHOSHONE RIVER

115

122

112

133

139

 

POWDER

99

100

105

155

163

 

TONGUE

80

79

86

122

120

 

BELLE FOURCHE

130

150

175

227

120

 

CHEYENNE

81

103

106

167

170

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

77

80

86

104

115

 

SWEETWATER

80

77

63

86

90

 

LOWER N. PLATTE

50

46

46

130

135

 

LARAMIE

82

84

93

111

120

 

S. PLATTE

71

67

76

110

114

 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

87

90

101

118

137

 

UPPER GREEN

138

152

154

122

130

 

LOWER GREEN

89

93

103

86

94

 

UPPER BEAR

78

84

101

84

93

 

Weighted State Average

92

96

99

128

130

 

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