Snowpack Across the West is Double the Normal for This Time of Year

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Current westside snowpack. Credit: NWS

It’s still very early in the season, but this graphic of the current snowpack across the western states makes for good reading.

Except for Wyoming and Colorado, almost every area shows a snowpack at least double the normal for this time of year.

Some big storms have massively boosted snowpacks and allowed many resorts to open early.

The Tahoe region is showing 600% of normal, the PNW around 300%, southern Utah around 300%, the Wasatch around 250%, and the Tetons around 140% of normal. Colorado is having a good start, too, just not as good as the rest!

It’s worth repeating that it’s still early in the season, and the law of small numbers applies, but who doesn’t want to see that the snowpack where they are is 5x what it usually is?!

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