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Wyoming – NRCS

Report #21                    Monday Morning Snow Report                     Mar. 27th, 2017

Good morning everyone this is the 21st Monday Snow Report for the 2016-2017 snow season.  Last year at this time the state median was 91% with a low of 54% and a high of 127%.  This year the state median is 110% with a low of 0% and a high of 181% 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 shown.

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 2016, 2015, 2014 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

3/27/2017

3/20/2017

3/13/2017

3/27/2016

3/27/2015

3/27/2014

SNAKE RIVER

143

152

156

100

90

138

MADISON

116

127

130

91

69

110

YELLOWSTONE

137

146

149

91

92

144

WIND RIVER

173

177

186

90

79

126

BIGHORN BASIN

110

110

115

81

97

149

SHOSHONE RIVER

156

170

176

95

88

144

POWDER

86

87

92

81

99

154

TONGUE

105

103

110

63

88

141

BELLE FOURCHE

0

45

60

54

7

126

CHEYENNE

15

59

74

65

32

128

UPPER N. PLATTE

102

117

121

100

75

123

SWEETWATER

181

191

209

84

61

111

LOWER N. PLATTE

90

106

113

101

68

125

LARAMIE

99

117

120

117

85

139

S. PLATTE

93

116

120

127

87

143

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

91

113

123

101

65

119

UPPER GREEN

175

182

190

100

100

158

LOWER GREEN

129

142

155

104

73

124

UPPER BEAR

142

154

163

96

62

112

Weighted State Average

110

124

132

91

76

135

 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