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Current mountain snowpack information

Current mountain snowpack information
Photo of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort taken March 15, 2009.

The recent snowfall in the mountains is helping us catch up after a pretty paltry January and February. Mountain snowpack totals are running about 70-90% of normal in the central Cascades and even normal to a little above in the southern Cascades.  And with more mountain snow in the forecast, it's nothing but good news for skiers and our summer water supply.

CLIMATOLOGICAL SNOWDEPTH INFORMATION
NORTHWEST WEATHER AND AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
DAY 15 MONTH 3 YEAR 2009

DATA IN INCHES, -99 DENOTES MISSING DATA

CURRENT CLIMATE PER CENT LAST THRU 2008 THRU 2008
DEPTH AVERAGE OF NORMAL YEAR MAX/YEAR MIN/YEAR

HURRICANE 73 103 71 123 252/1999 8/2005
MT BAKER 117 163 72 169 305/1999 15/2005
STEVENS 100 103 97 115 200/1956 18/2005
SNOQUALMIE 82 92 89 105 195/1956 0/2005
STAMPEDE 99 102 97 -99 216/1964 0/2005
MISSION 46 46 100 48 83/1999 7/2005
CRYSTAL 84 68 124 93 136/1999 9/1981
PARADISE 145 170 85 211 357/1956 34/2005
WHITE PASS 77 57 135 80 132/1997 0/2005
TIMBERLINE 171 149 115 195 258/1999 34/1981
MEADOWS 141 126 112 180 288/1974 24/2005

THIS TABLE PRODUCED ON THE 1ST AND 15TH BETWEEN 15 NOVEMBER AND 1 MAY.

AVERAGES, MAXIMUMS AND MINIMUMS EARLY AND LATE IN THE SEASON MAY BE
INACCURATE DUE TO LIMITED DATA.

RECORDS BEGIN: HURRICANE 1979, MT BAKER 1926, STEVENS 1939,
SNOQUALMIE 1929, STAMPEDE 1943, MISSION RIDGE 1970,
CRYSTAL 1967, PARADISE 1926, WHITE PASS 1976,
TIMBERLINE 1973, MT HOOD MEADOWS 1974.

NOTE: NRCS DATA USED AT STAMPEDE STARTING 2006-2007 SEASON.