Wyoming – NRCS

Report #5                      Monday Morning Snow Report                      Dec. 5th, 2016

Good morning everyone this is the 5th Monday Snow Report for the 2016-2017 snow season.   Note: This is still early yet and these values will change dramatically.  Last year at this time the state median was 70% with a low of 42% and a high of 105%.  This year the state median is 77% with a low of 49% and a high of 144% 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, 2 previous ending weeks and 2015, 2014, 2013 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

12/5/2016

11/28/2016

11/21/2016

12/5/2015

12/5/2014

12/5/2013

SNAKE RIVER

83

60

50

66

137

133

MADISON

72

50

46

64

104

126

YELLOWSTONE

86

71

77

71

120

133

WIND RIVER

66

50

50

65

93

127

BIGHORN BASIN

82

69

65

49

92

152

SHOSHONE RIVER

89

68

82

71

123

145

POWDER

49

38

34

50

105

172

TONGUE

81

60

66

42

84

122

BELLE FOURCHE

144

29

67

100

189

178

CHEYENNE

137

42

13

89

111

169

UPPER N. PLATTE

60

52

25

74

88

115

SWEETWATER

55

26

19

64

83

96

LOWER N. PLATTE

60

54

18

54

50

139

LARAMIE

63

55

40

103

90

124

S. PLATTE

69

69

54

105

73

120

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

74

66

14

70

97

137

UPPER GREEN

82

62

47

78

164

137

LOWER GREEN

73

55

22

84

100

96

UPPER BEAR

69

54

11

73

95

95

Weighted State Average

77

54

40

70

104

137

 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