Wyoming NRCS

Report #29                   Monday Morning Snow Report                      May 23rd, 2016

Good morning, everyone this is the 29th Monday Snow Report for the 2015-2016 snow season. Last year on this date the state median was 86% with a low of 0% and a high of 270%.  This year the state median is 139% with a low of 0% and a high of 580% 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

5/23/2016

5/16/2016

5/9/2016

5/23/2015

5/23/2014

5/23/2013

SNAKE RIVER

64

60

69

52

157

55

MADISON

48

47

54

21

143

43

YELLOWSTONE

61

60

63

68

156

61

WIND RIVER

154

141

141

92

150

51

BIGHORN BASIN

70

80

76

64

191

65

SHOSHONE RIVER

67

65

62

71

145

56

POWDER

69

79

68

84

248

89

TONGUE

70

82

71

66

222

69

BELLE FOURCHE

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEYENNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

132

123

118

86

156

82

SWEETWATER

176

124

126

101

126

29

LOWER N. PLATTE

580

212

168

270

773

63

LARAMIE

165

143

138

105

188

85

S. PLATTE

135

125

128

119

166

99

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

165

147

150

63

134

65

UPPER GREEN

104

73

84

87

236

56

LOWER GREEN

124

107

131

67

142

66

UPPER BEAR

96

64

83

15

121

45

Weighted State Average

139

97

95

86

212

58

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