It’s mid December, but it’s not looking like a white winter across the western US. Based on the social media vibe and the SNOTEL data, most zones in the mountain west are looking bleak. It’s full on low tide in zones like Utah and Colorado. Hopefully things turn around quickly, but in the meantime, it might be time to road trip to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem if you’re itching to make some turns.
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 December 13, 2017. You can link to the most recent data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service here. It’s updated daily throughout the winter.
See how this SNOTEL data compares to past weeks and months in our past Snotel posts.
SnoTel data is one of the best ways to find out where the coverage is above average. Are you already to plan your next skiing adventure? Enjoy the snow – or what’s left of it. Be safe out there.