NOAA: After Poor Start Snowpack is the West is Finally Looking Healthy

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Current snowpack in the west. Credit: NOAA

After a poor start to the season for some areas, the PNW specifically, the snowpack in the west has finally caught up and is pretty much bang on average everywhere.

Colorado is well above average, as is Utah, especially the southern mountains. Northern Montana is also looking good, and after an epic January, where it has snowed every single day so far at Jackson Hole, Wyoming is back on track too.

After a terribly dry start in the PNW, where at the end of November they were at 5% of normal snowpack, some recent huge storms have put the Cascades back on track. And in California, an awesome December, especially around the Tahoe area, has brought their snowpack up to scratch.

With some decent storms forecast this weekend, winter is the west is looking in good shape. Get out and ski some powder!

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