New Snowfall to report today with
of new snowfall, raising snowpack levels to
Ward Creek #3
seeing snowpack levels rise to
of more snowfall since yesterday.
Skiiers headed to
Alpine Meadows Ski Area
today can expect
of new snowfall on the slopes today, and folks headed to
Granlibakken Ski Resort
will be enjoying
13" of more powder, with snowpack levels rising to
Mountain snowpack is a crucial source of water for many regions in the US.
The snow that accumulates on the mountains during winter acts as a natural reservoir, slowly releasing water as it melts during spring and summer. Understanding snowpack dynamics is essential for managing water resources sustainably, predicting water availability, and mitigating the risk of floods and droughts. Some notable mountain ranges with significant snowpack include the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, and Cascade Range.
More snow forecasted this week with
of more snow in the next 72 hours, with
showers likely and breezy today.
is also slated to get up to
of more snow in the coming days.
Some great powder days on the horizon with
Big Horn Ski Resort
forecasted to receive up to
of snow in the coming days, and
expecting up to
of more snowfall which could bring their snowpack depth up to
Top 10 Snowpacks
Deepest Snowpack Depths
Strong El Nino
Oceanic Nino Index
The Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) is a rolling 3-month average temperature anomaly, and used for tracking El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate patterns.
Based on the latest data for the
last 3 months
(JJA), the Oceanic Nino Index is currently
strong El Nino
A persistent above average sea surface temperature may signify an El Niño episode.
Conversely, a below average sea surface temperature will signal the onset of La Nina occurences.