SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – June 1, 2015


After a strange May, June is finally here. Some parts of the western mountains have seen unprecedented amounts of snow, others haven’t had a sunny day in weeks. In places like Colorado, the snow is piling up in the high peaks and the snowpack is through the roof. California finally saw some snow. Montana had precipitation. And you still can find decent spring turns if you’re keen.

The odd weather of Mayuary 2015 left lots of  people scratching their heads, but if you’re a fan of snow, check out the latest SWE map to find out where to go skiing.  Also be sure to compare this map to last month. A lot can change in a month!

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 June 1, 2015. You can  link to the most recent data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service here. It’s updated regularly.

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June 1, 2015

If it’s not snowy where you are, then head somewhere that looks snowy and make some turns. The high mountains of Colorado are 200% to 300% of normal. That would be my choice right now. We all wish it was “blue” where we lived!