The latest monthly briefing from the Western Water Assessment is hot off the presses

Westwide SNOTEL snow water equivalent as a percent of normal via the NRCS
Westwide SNOTEL snow water equivalent as a percent of normal via the NRCS

Click here to go to the Intermountain West Climate Dashboard from the Western Water Assessment. Here’s an excerpt:

Highlights

  • October was much drier than average over most of the region. The first half of November has been more mixed for precipitation, with the Colorado and Wyoming mountains faring the best, and much of Utah remaining on the dry side.
  • After a very slow start to the season, the region’s snowpack has improved markedly since November 1, but is still below normal in most basins.
  • An El Niño event is still likely to occur by spring, but the latest forecasts have again backed off slightly on the odds.
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