Wyoming – NRCS

Report #26                   Monday Morning Snow Report                     May 2nd, 2016

Good morning, everyone this is the 26th Monday Snow Report for the 2015-2016 snow season.  Last year on this date the state median was 53% with a low of 0% and a high of 100%.  This year the state median is 102% with a low of 0% and a high of 170% 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, preceding two weeks and 2013, 2014, 2015 equivalent (SWE) amounts for Wyoming basins.  Median is based on all reporting SNOTEL sites in the basin, not snow courses.  The reference period for average comparison is 1981-2010.

DRAINAGE BASIN

5/2/2016

4/25/2016

4/18/2016

5/2/2015

5/2/2014

5/2/2013

 

SNAKE RIVER

80

81

91

59

148

98

 

MADISON

71

70

81

42

128

96

 

YELLOWSTONE

79

77

83

68

162

105

 

WIND RIVER

128

96

93

61

124

96

 

BIGHORN BASIN

104

87

77

69

154

118

 

SHOSHONE RIVER

74

74

78

70

153

95

 

POWDER

107

83

73

63

175

135

 

TONGUE

93

83

67

80

158

108

 

BELLE FOURCHE

0

0

12

0

1000*

900*

 

CHEYENNE

0

0

6

0

640*

830*

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

116

104

101

59

123

94

 

SWEETWATER

108

87

85

41

101

63

 

LOWER N. PLATTE

170

121

114

46

146

96

 

LARAMIE

139

124

123

74

136

101

 

S. PLATTE

168

165

162

100

151

114

 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

126

108

99

44

113

94

 

UPPER GREEN

89

84

92

64

167

88

 

LOWER GREEN

123

98

103

47

129

114

 

UPPER BEAR

86

77

85

20

108

88

 

Weighted State Average

102

89

84

53

127

92

 

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