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New @USDA_NRCS Interactive #snow maps are up! @NRCS_WA_SNOW

If you're a winter, snow, river or agricultural enthusiast, then there's a good chance that you have looked at the daily snow water equivalent (SWE) maps that the NRCS National Water and Climate Center puts out. These maps generally average across select watersheds by state, and the size of those watersheds' hydrologic unit codes (HUCs) varies by state (see WY vs CO below). This data is used for estimating water stored on mountainsides throughout the year, and, as you may have seen on this site, has generally been on the dry side of wet in recent years. These maps paint a very general picture of snowpack status around the West. Today, between Mother's and Memorial Day, 2017, we're looking at a more optimistic picture across the West:



Now, the NRCS has introduced a new, updated interface that builds on several station reports that were historically available but less fun to browse: https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/webmap/index.html:

Now the public, from skiers to farme…

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