Snow Precipitation Update

United States           Natural Resources             Water and Climate Center
Department of           Conservation                          Portland, Oregon
Agriculture             Service

          S N O W  -  P R E C I P I T A T I O N    U P D A T E

              Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites
                    As of THURSDAY: NOVEMBER 27 , 2014

- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg
- MONTANA KOOTENAI RIVER BASIN Banfield Mountain 5600 2.5 2.8 89 5.8 6.7 87 Bear Mountain 5400 5.3 9.3 57 18.8 20.5 92 Garver Creek 4250 2.8 2.2 127 4.7 5.4 87 Grave Creek 4300 3.7 2.6 142 10.7 10.2 105 Hand Creek 5035 2.3 1.8 128 5.8 4.6 126 Hawkins Lake 6450 3.5 4.6 76 9.3 8.8 106 Poorman Creek 5100 4.1 5.3 77 17.8 16.1 111 Stahl Peak 6030 -M 8.4 * 11.3 11.2 101 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 85 101 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 5.4 5.6 96 7.9 9.2 86 Bisson Creek 4920 2.4 1.3 185 6.8 4.7 145 Blacktail Mtn 5650 2.2 -M * 4.6 -M * Emery Creek 4350 2.5 2.0 125 8.6 7.0 123 Flattop Mtn. 6300 7.2 8.7 83 14.1 12.7 111 Grave Creek 4300 3.7 2.6 142 10.7 10.2 105 Hand Creek 5035 2.3 1.8 128 5.8 4.6 126 Kraft Creek 4750 2.8 -M * 9.8 7.5 131 Many Glacier 4900 1.5 1.9 79 9.5 10.3 92 Moss Peak 6780 9.2 7.9 116 13.5 10.3 131 Noisy Basin 6040 8.4 7.1 118 13.2 10.7 123 North Fork Jocko 6330 7.5 7.9 95 16.1 13.5 119 Pike Creek 5930 1.6 -M * 9.3 8.5 109 Sleeping Woman 6150 3.6 2.5 144 8.5 6.0 142 Stahl Peak 6030 -M 8.4 * 11.3 11.2 101 Stuart Mountain 7400 7.4 5.8 128 10.3 7.8 132 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 111 116 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 2.9 3.8 76 5.5 4.9 112 Basin Creek 7180 1.2 2.0 60 1.6 3.1 52 Black Pine 7210 3.3 1.7 194 4.9 3.7 132 Combination 5600 1.7 .6 283 3.9 2.8 139 Copper Bottom 5200 1.3 -M * 4.5 4.2 107 Copper Camp 6950 5.4 -M * 8.8 8.6 102 Lubrecht Flume 4680 1.8 .7 257 4.8 3.2 150 Nevada Ridge 7020 2.8 2.8 100 5.4 4.8 112 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 2.4 1.8 133 4.4 3.9 113 North Fork Jocko 6330 7.5 7.9 95 16.1 13.5 119 Peterson Meadows 7200 2.7 1.9 142 4.6 3.4 135 Rocker Peak 8000 3.7 3.3 112 4.9 4.0 122 Skalkaho Summit 7250 5.2 4.4 118 7.9 5.8 136 Stuart Mountain 7400 7.4 5.8 128 10.3 7.8 132 Warm Springs 7800 6.2 5.2 119 8.8 6.4 138 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 116 120 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 3.4 2.0 170 5.6 4.0 140 Lolo Pass 5240 5.0 4.4 114 12.3 9.0 137 Nez Perce Camp 5650 3.6 2.2 164 9.8 5.8 169 Saddle Mtn. 7940 6.6 4.8 138 6.2 5.5 113 Skalkaho Summit 7250 5.2 4.4 118 7.9 5.8 136 Twelvemile Creek 5600 4.4 2.2 200 13.7 8.7 157 Twin Lakes 6400 8.6 7.0 123 17.1 11.9 144 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 136 143 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 5.9 7.0 84 12.6 12.6 100 Humboldt Gulch 4250 4.8 1.7 282 11.7 10.7 109 Lolo Pass 5240 5.0 4.4 114 12.3 9.0 137 Lookout 5140 3.7 4.1 90 10.4 10.6 98 Poorman Creek 5100 4.1 5.3 77 17.8 16.1 111 Sleeping Woman 6150 3.6 2.5 144 8.5 6.0 142 Stuart Mountain 7400 7.4 5.8 128 10.3 7.8 132 Sunset 5540 3.5 2.8 125 10.6 10.4 102 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 113 113 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 2.8 4.6 61 3.8 6.2 61 Barker Lakes 8250 2.9 3.8 76 5.5 4.9 112 Basin Creek 7180 1.2 2.0 60 1.6 3.1 52 Beagle Springs 8850 1.8 2.0 90 2.1 3.3 64 Bloody Dick 7600 2.6 2.5 104 4.3 4.4 98 Calvert Creek 6430 2.3 1.1 209 4.2 2.9 145 Clover Meadow 8600 3.5 4.7 74 5.1 5.2 98 Darkhorse Lake 8600 9.1 6.8 134 8.6 7.5 115 Divide 7800 1.7 2.1 81 2.2 3.4 65 Frohner Meadow 6480 2.3 1.3 177 3.9 3.3 118 Lakeview Ridge 7400 1.0 1.9 53 2.9 4.3 67 Lemhi Ridge 8100 2.8 2.4 117 4.8 3.8 126 Lower Twin 7900 2.3 4.7 49 5.5 6.2 89 Moose Creek 6200 4.4 2.9 152 7.1 5.0 142 Mule Creek 8300 4.3 3.5 123 5.7 4.7 121 Rocker Peak 8000 3.7 3.3 112 4.9 4.0 122 Saddle Mtn. 7940 6.6 4.8 138 6.2 5.5 113 Short Creek 7000 1.4 1.3 108 2.3 2.7 85 White Elephant 7710 4.8 4.6 104 5.9 7.3 81 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 102 99 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 2.8 4.6 61 3.8 6.2 61 Beaver Creek 7850 2.8 3.8 74 4.7 5.4 87 Black Bear 8170 7.5 8.2 91 9.0 9.8 92 Carrot Basin 9000 5.4 6.8 79 5.8 7.0 83 Clover Meadow 8600 3.5 4.7 74 5.1 5.2 98 Lone Mountain 8880 3.1 4.4 70 4.7 5.3 89 Lower Twin 7900 2.3 4.7 49 5.5 6.2 89 Madison Plateau 7750 5.1 4.7 109 6.0 6.7 90 Tepee Creek 8000 3.0 3.0 100 3.2 4.3 74 West Yellowstone 6700 2.3 1.6 144 3.5 3.9 90 Whiskey Creek 6800 3.2 2.8 114 4.7 5.4 87 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83 86 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 2.8 3.8 74 4.7 5.4 87 Brackett Creek 7320 5.4 3.3 164 8.6 7.4 116 Carrot Basin 9000 5.4 6.8 79 5.8 7.0 83 Lick Creek 6860 2.2 2.4 92 4.3 4.3 100 Lone Mountain 8880 3.1 4.4 70 4.7 5.3 89 Sacajawea 6550 4.0 2.1 190 8.2 7.1 115 Shower Falls 8100 4.4 5.6 79 6.8 6.9 99 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 96 99 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 2.8 4.6 61 3.8 6.2 61 Barker Lakes 8250 2.9 3.8 76 5.5 4.9 112 Basin Creek 7180 1.2 2.0 60 1.6 3.1 52 Beagle Springs 8850 1.8 2.0 90 2.1 3.3 64 Beaver Creek 7850 2.8 3.8 74 4.7 5.4 87 Black Bear 8170 7.5 8.2 91 9.0 9.8 92 Bloody Dick 7600 2.6 2.5 104 4.3 4.4 98 Brackett Creek 7320 5.4 3.3 164 8.6 7.4 116 Calvert Creek 6430 2.3 1.1 209 4.2 2.9 145 Carrot Basin 9000 5.4 6.8 79 5.8 7.0 83 Clover Meadow 8600 3.5 4.7 74 5.1 5.2 98 Darkhorse Lake 8600 9.1 6.8 134 8.6 7.5 115 Divide 7800 1.7 2.1 81 2.2 3.4 65 Frohner Meadow 6480 2.3 1.3 177 3.9 3.3 118 Lakeview Ridge 7400 1.0 1.9 53 2.9 4.3 67 Lemhi Ridge 8100 2.8 2.4 117 4.8 3.8 126 Lick Creek 6860 2.2 2.4 92 4.3 4.3 100 Lone Mountain 8880 3.1 4.4 70 4.7 5.3 89 Lower Twin 7900 2.3 4.7 49 5.5 6.2 89 Madison Plateau 7750 5.1 4.7 109 6.0 6.7 90 Moose Creek 6200 4.4 2.9 152 7.1 5.0 142 Mule Creek 8300 4.3 3.5 123 5.7 4.7 121 Rocker Peak 8000 3.7 3.3 112 4.9 4.0 122 Sacajawea 6550 4.0 2.1 190 8.2 7.1 115 Saddle Mtn. 7940 6.6 4.8 138 6.2 5.5 113 Short Creek 7000 1.4 1.3 108 2.3 2.7 85 Shower Falls 8100 4.4 5.6 79 6.8 6.9 99 Tepee Creek 8000 3.0 3.0 100 3.2 4.3 74 West Yellowstone 6700 2.3 1.6 144 3.5 3.9 90 Whiskey Creek 6800 3.2 2.8 114 4.7 5.4 87 White Elephant 7710 4.8 4.6 104 5.9 7.3 81 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 101 97 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 3.9 4.4 89 6.5 5.6 116 Frohner Meadow 6480 2.3 1.3 177 3.9 3.3 118 Nevada Ridge 7020 2.8 2.8 100 5.4 4.8 112 Rocker Peak 8000 3.7 3.3 112 4.9 4.0 122 Tizer Basin 6880 3.4 2.4 142 3.9 3.6 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 113 115 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 3.9 4.4 89 6.5 5.6 116 Crystal Lake 6050 1.8 2.4 75 4.2 5.2 81 Daisy Peak 7600 2.0 2.0 100 2.5 3.4 74 Deadman Creek 6450 2.6 1.8 144 4.9 3.5 140 Elk Peak 7600 1.9 -M * 2.9 -M * Onion Park 7410 3.2 2.9 110 6.5 5.4 120 Pickfoot Creek 6650 2.2 2.1 105 5.4 4.6 117 Porcupine 6500 1.3 .8 162 2.2 3.7 59 Spur Park 8100 4.9 4.7 104 6.0 4.6 130 Stringer Creek 6550 2.1 1.8 117 4.5 4.2 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 105 106 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 5.4 5.6 96 7.9 9.2 86 Dupuyer Creek 5750 1.0 .9 111* 4.4 4.3 102 Mount Lockhart 6400 2.8 3.5 80 8.5 7.0 121 Pike Creek 5930 1.6 -M * 9.3 8.5 109 Waldron 5600 2.1 1.7 124 6.5 4.9 133 Wood Creek 5960 1.6 1.3 123 5.8 4.8 121 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 99 110 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 5.4 5.6 96 7.9 9.2 86 Boulder Mountain 7950 3.9 4.4 89 6.5 5.6 116 Crystal Lake 6050 1.8 2.4 75 4.2 5.2 81 Daisy Peak 7600 2.0 2.0 100 2.5 3.4 74 Deadman Creek 6450 2.6 1.8 144 4.9 3.5 140 Dupuyer Creek 5750 1.0 .9 111* 4.4 4.3 102 Elk Peak 7600 1.9 -M * 2.9 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 2.3 1.3 177 3.9 3.3 118 Mount Lockhart 6400 2.8 3.5 80 8.5 7.0 121 Nevada Ridge 7020 2.8 2.8 100 5.4 4.8 112 Onion Park 7410 3.2 2.9 110 6.5 5.4 120 Pickfoot Creek 6650 2.2 2.1 105 5.4 4.6 117 Pike Creek 5930 1.6 -M * 9.3 8.5 109 Porcupine 6500 1.3 .8 162 2.2 3.7 59 Rocker Peak 8000 3.7 3.3 112 4.9 4.0 122 Rocky Boy 4700 2.4 .5 480 7.0 3.2 219 Spur Park 8100 4.9 4.7 104 6.0 4.6 130 Stringer Creek 6550 2.1 1.8 117 4.5 4.2 107 Tizer Basin 6880 3.4 2.4 142 3.9 3.6 108 Waldron 5600 2.1 1.7 124 6.5 4.9 133 Wood Creek 5960 1.6 1.3 123 5.8 4.8 121 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 111 113 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 7.2 8.7 83 14.1 12.7 111 Many Glacier 4900 1.5 1.9 79 9.5 10.3 92 Rocky Boy 4700 2.4 .5 480 7.0 3.2 219 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 100 117 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 7.0 5.7 123 6.7 5.1 131 Box Canyon 6670 2.7 1.5 180 4.5 3.9 115 Brackett Creek 7320 5.4 3.3 164 8.6 7.4 116 Burnt Mtn 5880 2.3 1.1 209 3.3 5.0 66 Canyon 7870 3.0 2.8 107 4.2 4.5 93 Cole Creek 7850 2.6 3.7 70 2.6 4.8 54 East Boulder Mine 6335 1.8 -M * 4.3 -M * Evening Star 9200 6.7 6.7 100 8.6 7.7 112 Fisher Creek 9100 8.3 8.2 101 8.3 8.4 99 Monument Peak 8850 5.0 4.9 102 6.4 6.0 107 Northeast Entrance 7350 2.9 1.5 193 5.3 3.9 136 Parker Peak 9400 6.6 5.7 116 5.8 5.3 109 Placer Basin 8830 3.9 4.8 81 5.1 6.0 85 Porcupine 6500 1.3 .8 162 2.2 3.7 59 Sacajawea 6550 4.0 2.1 190 8.2 7.1 115 Shower Falls 8100 4.4 5.6 79 6.8 6.9 99 S Fork Shields 8100 3.0 3.4 88 6.2 6.0 103 Sylvan Lake 8420 3.6 4.8 75 5.5 6.7 82 Sylvan Road 7120 3.7 2.4 154 5.8 5.5 105 Thumb Divide 7980 1.9 2.9 66 3.4 5.0 68 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 7.2 8.2 88 6.4 7.5 85 White Mill 8700 6.9 5.6 123 7.2 6.6 109 Wolverine 7650 4.3 1.7 253 5.2 3.8 137 Younts Peak 8350 -M 4.0 * -M 4.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 111 100 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 4.5 3.3 136 5.4 4.4 123 Castle Creek 8400 2.9 -M * 3.2 -M * Cold Springs 9630 1.7 2.2 77 2.4 3.5 69 Deer Park 9700 2.5 3.8 66 4.2 5.2 81 Hobbs Park 10100 2.6 4.3 60 3.7 4.2 88 Kirwin 9550 3.2 3.3 97 4.2 3.7 114 Little Warm 9370 3.0 2.6 115 3.7 3.9 95 Owl Creek 8975 1.1 1.5 73 3.0 2.1 143 South Pass 9040 2.7 3.6 75 3.4 5.0 68 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .8 1.9 42 1.5 3.1 48 Togwotee Pass 9580 7.4 6.4 116 8.1 6.6 123 Townsend Creek 8700 1.2 2.3 52 3.4 4.0 85 Younts Peak 8350 -M 4.0 * -M 4.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 87 94 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 6.2 6.7 93 5.9 6.1 97 Evening Star 9200 6.7 6.7 100 8.6 7.7 112 Marquette 8760 1.6 -M * 2.2 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 3.6 4.8 75 5.5 6.7 82 Sylvan Road 7120 3.7 2.4 154 5.8 5.5 105 Younts Peak 8350 -M 4.0 * -M 4.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 98 99 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 4.4 5.5 80 4.2 4.9 86 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 2.1 1.3 162 2.3 3.0 77 Blackwater 9780 6.2 6.7 93 5.9 6.1 97 Bone Springs Div 9350 3.5 4.8 73 3.8 4.6 83 Evening Star 9200 6.7 6.7 100 8.6 7.7 112 Grave Springs 8550 1.3 1.6 81 1.6 3.5 46 Kirwin 9550 3.2 3.3 97 4.2 3.7 114 Marquette 8760 1.6 -M * 2.2 -M * Middle Powder 7760 2.8 2.7 104 2.4 4.2 57 Owl Creek 8975 1.1 1.5 73 3.0 2.1 143 Powder River Pass 9480 3.8 2.7 141 4.9 3.9 126 Shell Creek 9580 3.8 4.8 79 4.1 4.4 93 Sylvan Lake 8420 3.6 4.8 75 5.5 6.7 82 Sylvan Road 7120 3.7 2.4 154 5.8 5.5 105 Timber Creek 7950 1.7 1.6 106 2.8 3.1 90 Younts Peak 8350 -M 4.0 * -M 4.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 95 93 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 2.5 2.1 119 2.9 3.9 74 Bone Springs Div 9350 3.5 4.8 73 3.8 4.6 83 Burgess Junction 7880 2.9 2.8 104 3.1 4.0 78 Dome Lake 8880 1.5 3.4 44 3.4 4.6 74 Little Goose 8870 2.4 -M * 3.5 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 3.0 3.2 94 3.9 4.4 89 Tie Creek 6870 1.7 .7 243 3.3 4.0 82 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 89 80 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 2.1 1.3 162 2.3 3.0 77 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 3.5 3.7 95 4.4 4.5 98 Grave Springs 8550 1.3 1.6 81 1.6 3.5 46 Hansen Sawmill 8360 2.4 1.5 160 3.1 2.9 107 Middle Powder 7760 2.8 2.7 104 2.4 4.2 57 Powder River Pass 9480 3.8 2.7 141 4.9 3.9 126 Soldier Park 8720 2.2 -M * 3.0 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 118 85 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 4.4 5.5 80 4.2 4.9 86 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 2.1 1.3 162 2.3 3.0 77 Big Goose 7990 2.5 2.1 119 2.9 3.9 74 Blackwater 9780 6.2 6.7 93 5.9 6.1 97 Bone Springs Div 9350 3.5 4.8 73 3.8 4.6 83 Burgess Junction 7880 2.9 2.8 104 3.1 4.0 78 Burroughs Creek 8750 4.5 3.3 136 5.4 4.4 123 Castle Creek 8400 2.9 -M * 3.2 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 3.5 3.7 95 4.4 4.5 98 Cold Springs 9630 1.7 2.2 77 2.4 3.5 69 Deer Park 9700 2.5 3.8 66 4.2 5.2 81 Dome Lake 8880 1.5 3.4 44 3.4 4.6 74 Evening Star 9200 6.7 6.7 100 8.6 7.7 112 Grave Springs 8550 1.3 1.6 81 1.6 3.5 46 Hansen Sawmill 8360 2.4 1.5 160 3.1 2.9 107 Hobbs Park 10100 2.6 4.3 60 3.7 4.2 88 Kirwin 9550 3.2 3.3 97 4.2 3.7 114 Little Goose 8870 2.4 -M * 3.5 -M * Little Warm 9370 3.0 2.6 115 3.7 3.9 95 Marquette 8760 1.6 -M * 2.2 -M * Middle Powder 7760 2.8 2.7 104 2.4 4.2 57 Owl Creek 8975 1.1 1.5 73 3.0 2.1 143 Powder River Pass 9480 3.8 2.7 141 4.9 3.9 126 Shell Creek 9580 3.8 4.8 79 4.1 4.4 93 Soldier Park 8720 2.2 -M * 3.0 -M * South Pass 9040 2.7 3.6 75 3.4 5.0 68 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .8 1.9 42 1.5 3.1 48 Sucker Creek 8880 3.0 3.2 94 3.9 4.4 89 Sylvan Lake 8420 3.6 4.8 75 5.5 6.7 82 Sylvan Road 7120 3.7 2.4 154 5.8 5.5 105 Tie Creek 6870 1.7 .7 243 3.3 4.0 82 Timber Creek 7950 1.7 1.6 106 2.8 3.1 90 Togwotee Pass 9580 7.4 6.4 116 8.1 6.6 123 Townsend Creek 8700 1.2 2.3 52 3.4 4.0 85 Younts Peak 8350 -M 4.0 * -M 4.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 93 90 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 13.9 18.1 77 14.0 16.6 84 BURGESS JUNCTION 7880 9.6 12.9 74 9.6 12.9 74 DOME LAKE 8880 11.7 14.8 79 10.8 14.8 73 SUCKER CREEK 8880 9.2 13.3 69 10.8 14.8 73 TIE CREEK 6870 6.2 -M * 8.8 12.4 71 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 75 76
POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) BEAR TRAP MEADOW 7900 5.3 6.7 79 7.3 9.4 78 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR 9860 11.5 16.9 68 10.8 15.2 71 GRAVE SPRINGS 8550 7.6 10.7 71 7.6 11.0 69 HANSEN SAWMILL 8760 5.9 7.6 78 7.3 9.1 80 MIDDLE POWDER 7760 9.6 13.7 70 8.3 13.3 62 POWDER RIVER PASS 9480 8.4 11.5 73 10.7 13.1 82 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 72 73 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN BALD MTN. 9375 17.7 22.4 79 16.0 19.1 84 BEAR TRAP MEADOW 7900 5.3 6.7 79 7.3 9.4 78 BIG GOOSE 7990 7.6 -M * 8.7 -M * BLACKWATER 9780 17.3 24.8 70 16.1 19.4 83 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 13.9 18.1 77 14.0 16.6 84 BURGESS JUNCTION 7880 9.6 12.9 74 9.6 12.9 74 BURROUGHS CREEK 8750 9.7 15.2 64 10.8 18.0 60