Basin snow-moisture up again, 92 percent of median

Snow-moisture levels continued to improve this week in the Wind River Basin.

The local snow-water equivalent is now at 92 percent of median according to a Tuesday report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service – up from 86 percent of median last week.

The increase was due to an uptick in mountain snowfall, combined with cooler-than-normal basin temperatures, NRCS hydrologist Jim Fahey said.

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The forecast calls for more precipitation too, he said, predicting up to 18 inches of snowfall across mountain ranges in central and northern Wyoming “during the latter part of this week.”

This forecast map shows 1.75 inches of precipitation for the coming week in the highest elevations of the Wind River Mountains. h/t NRCS

Temperatures will remain “slightly below normal” through early next week as well, he said.

After that, though, Fahey said there are only “slight chances” for mountain snowfall, and temperatures will trend “to near to above normal by the middle of next week.”

h/t NRCS
h/t NRCS

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