Snow and more snow!
Since we have been getting some winter blast this past week or so I thought I'd keep you in the loop on how snowpack is shaping up. Just a few weeks ago it was looking pretty scarce, but now the white powder is stacking up nicely just across the border in Idaho and Montana as well as our home state of Washington.
The Coeur d'Alene, St. Joe, and Clearwater Rivers are now approaching the 100% snow water equivalent level of "normal"... whatever that is anymore lol. Beyond Idaho into Montana snow levels are also shaping up nicely with near 100% snowpack or above in many regions.
Here locally in Washington it appears to be mostly green on the map with the exception of the central Cascade area which could really use some more snow. Fingers crossed for the Methow River areas.
While we are not out of the woodwork yet, it currently seems to be trending in the right direction. Then of course it's a matter of how fast spring heats up and melts all of the snow in the mountains. Fingers crossed it's a gradual runoff with some rain this summer.
Washington Snotel Map - https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/.../wa_swepctnormal_update.pdf
Idaho Snotel Map - https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/.../id_swepctnormal_update.pdf
Montana Snotel Map - https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/.../maps/mt_swepctnormal_update.pdf