SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – November 8, 2016


Fall is in the air. The peaks are starting to accumulate their annual blanket of snow. Several ski resorts are already spinning their lifts and people across Western North America are making turns. Winter is quickly approaching, but based on the lastes SNOTEL Data we all need to do a bit of a snow dance.

One indicator of the snowpack that we refer to regularly over the winter is the SNOTEL Current SWE % of normal. It provides a quick glimpse of where the snow’s at. We’ve been checking it regularly for the last few weeks and it’s finally back up and running after the long summer.

Let’s take a look at the snow data for the western US compared to normal. Below is the Westwide SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal as of November 8, 2016. You can link to the most recent data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service here. It’s updated daily throughout the winter.

SNOTEL Data - November 8, 2016
SNOTEL Data – November 8, 2016

Looks like California is off to a strong start! See how this month compares to past months in our past Snotel posts.

SnoTel data is one of the best ways to find out where the snowpack is deep and the coverage is above average. Are you already to plan your next skiing adventure? Enjoy the snow. Be safe out there.

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