Report #30      Wyoming – NRCS Monday Morning Snow Report     June 1st, 2015

Good morning everyone this is our 30th and final Monday Snow Report for the 2014-2015 snow season.   Last year at this time the weighted state basin index was 163% with a low of 0% and a high of 370% of median.  This year the weighted state basin index is at 108% with a low of 0% and a high of 330% of median.  See the table & map below for more information. 

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” and  http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/normals/median_average.htm for median info.

Table 1 - SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT AS A PERCENT OF MEDIAN.  The following table shows the current and last year's ending weeks (SWE) amounts for Wyoming basins.  Median is based on all reporting SNOTEL sites in the basin, not the snow courses.  The reference period for medians is 1981-2010.

DRAINAGE BASIN

6/1/2015

5/26/2015

5/18/2015

6/1/2014

5/26/2014

SNAKE RIVER

52

53

52

139

152

MADISON

3

17

26

110

124

YELLOWSTONE

56

65

67

142

147

WIND RIVER

119

118

70

115

144

BIGHORN BASIN

61

80

57

160

189

SHOSHONE RIVER

57

70

69

144

142

POWDER

231

164

57

292

279

TONGUE

108

111

64

276

267

BELLE FOURCHE

*

*

*

*

*

CHEYENNE

*

*

*

*

*

UPPER N. PLATTE

105

99

75

172

170

SWEETWATER

330

156

62

124

127

LOWER N. PLATTE

0

200

85

*

2300*

LARAMIE

182

128

81

370

224

S. PLATTE

183

138

103

244

180

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

81

74

58

161

147

UPPER GREEN

126

102

67

254

258

LOWER GREEN

83

80

51

101

140

UPPER BEAR

0

12

15

0

101

Weighted State Basin Index

108

93

65

163

165

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