I'm more of a skier than hunter. Here in the San Juans, May and June should be the best months of the year in the backcountry. Last year by mid-May the snowpack was a dusty, dirty mess, barely holding on. A few spring dust storms bringing in red dirt, few spring snows to cover up that layer, and let the CO sun do the rest. Relatedly, the annual high flow on the Animas last year was early.Now we just have to hope the mountains hold that snow through the spring/summer like they used to.
That’s been an issue here in Oregon. We get “typical” amounts of snow in the cascades, but it just doesn’t stick around as long as it used to due to the hotter springs and summers we’re getting.
What's the raw data here? Is it the daily percent of average figures? You might be better off using the raw SWE numbers because the profile switch from 1980-2010 to 1990-2020.Here's something I put together today. This is the combination of Rogue River drainage reservoirs that feed our 3 irrigation districts.
This is only a 7 year average so the dashed line is likely depressed compared to the historical average. 2017 is shown as it was the 30 year record precip year.
Better than last year. Not good though.
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What's the raw data here? Is it the daily percent of average figures? You might be better off using the raw SWE numbers because the profile switch from 1980-2010 to 1990-2020.