It’s no secret that it’s been a dry year thus far for many parts of the Western USA.
The above map shows us exactly who has snow and who doesn’t.
ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWPACKS:
BELOW AVERAGE SNOWPACKS:
- New Mexico
The good news is that it is still early and things could turn around.
The bad news is that high pressure is forecast to build onto the West Coast and block storms from entering CA, NV, UT, AZ, and NM for the beginning of February.
WEEK 2 OUTLOOK...Jan 31st-Feb 6th...Issued 3 pm 1/23 Another period of dry weather is looking more and more likely along the west coast for the first part of February. Something the meager snowpack here in the Sierra doesn`t need. - NOAA Reno, NV today
More bad news is that NOAA’s February, March, April outlook isn’t great for many of the states that already have low snowpacks and that the 6-10 day, 8-14 day, and week 3-4 outlooks are reflecting the same: