WWA Intermountain West Climate Dashboard: New Briefing Available

Westwide SNOTEL snow water equivalent as a percent of normal December 18, 2014 via the NRCS
Westwide SNOTEL snow water equivalent as a percent of normal December 18, 2014 via the NRCS

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

Highlights

  • November brought mixed results for precipitation for the region, with most Colorado and Wyoming mountain areas wetter than average, and nearly all of Utah much drier than average.
  • The snowpack is still lagging behind normal conditions in most of the region’s basins, with southwestern Colorado, southern and eastern Utah, and southeastern Wyoming under 70% of median.
  • Most indicators continue to move in the direction of El Niño, with the forecasts indicating that the probability of onset is around 60% through the winter months.
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