Wyoming – NRCS

Report #25                                Monday Morning Snow Report                           Apr. 14th, 2014

This is the 25th Monday Snow Report for the 2014 Water Year.  Last year at this time the state median was 89% with a low of 67% and a high of 103% of median.  This year the state median is 142% with a low of 99% and a high of 206% of median.  See the table and map below for more information.  The map may differ slightly from the table depending on the stations reporting & date.

For those of you with INTERNET access, this report and map showing SWE percentages for the state can be found at: http://www.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrds/nrcs/nrcs.html.   Median info at:  http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/normals/median_average.htm

SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT (SWE) AS PERCENT OF MEDIAN - The following table shows the percent of median for 3 recent dates, and then the percent of median a year ago along with its preceding week in the last 2 columns.  SWE percent of medians are for Wyoming basins.   The median is based on reporting SNOTEL sites in a basin, and does not include manually measured snow courses.  Medians are computed using the period 1981 through 2010.

DRAINAGE BASIN

4/14/2014

4/7/2014

3/31/2014

4/14/2013

4/7/2013

 

SNAKE RIVER

147

144

143

96

88

 

MADISON

128

122

119

95

88

 

YELLOWSTONE

154

154

152

97

88

 

WIND RIVER

124

129

128

83

75

 

BIGHORN BASIN

154

150

154

96

87

 

SHOSHONE RIVER

152

155

152

92

86

 

POWDER

157

159

159

103

92

 

TONGUE

148

141

146

86

79

 

BELLE FOURCHE

206

147

128

94

59

 

CHEYENNE

138

140

129

96

68

 

UPPER N. PLATTE

123

127

124

82

75

 

SWEETWATER

99

116

114

67

59

 

LOWER N. PLATTE

127

129

127

72

60

 

LARAMIE

139

137

140

84

74

 

S. PLATTE

152

142

143

90

76

 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

121

126

122

76

67

 

UPPER GREEN

160

159

157

85

76

 

LOWER GREEN

133

130

126

95

80

 

UPPER BEAR

110

117

117

83

70

 

Weighted State Average

142

140

138

89

77

 

red = down                   blue = up                    green = same       * 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 82601