April 2018 Climate Currents

Winter Snowpack Numbers

Spring Snowpack Numbers!

In the April 2018 Climate Currents for the CIRCulator, Meghan Dalton shows the "Spring Snowpack Numbers" as the current state of the snowpack in the Pacific Northwest(PNW) is still a story of haves and have-nots. She explains how  Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana  have above normal snow numbers, while much of Oregon is below normal, with Southern Oregon in a snow drought. She shows a map of temperature and precipitation anomalies from the Climate Toolbox's 'Climate Mapper' tool and a map of current Snow Water Equivalent(SWE) from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s interactive map tool to explain the current snowpack conditions over the PNW.