Click here to go to the Western Water Assessment website. Here’s an excerpt:
December brought above-average statewide precipitation to Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah, with most mountain areas seeing wettter-than-normal conditions.
The snowpack has generally improved in the last month, with the majority of the region’s basins now reporting above-median SWE. Basins in southwestern Colorado, as well as southwestern and eastern Utah, remain near or below 75% of median SWE.
The first spring-summer runoff forecasts for the 2015 season indicate mixed prospects for the region’s basins, with mainly normal to above-normal runoff expected in Wyoming and northern and central Colorado, and below-normal to normal runoff for Utah and southern Colorado.
The tropical Pacific continues to experience “El Limbo” conditions, though the eventual emergence of a full-blown El Niño event is still expected by most forecast models.