Originally Posted by cmharris
Looks like more of the same. This is not good for Oregon. Local media is finally starting to pick up on the crisis. I've seen several news reports lamenting the dismal snowpack the last few weeks.
I think that is because the March 1st measurements are the "It looks sucky" measurements whereas the April 1st is the "Holy crap this is not going to get better" measurement. Watching the snow/water situation in the Sierras for the past decade, there is always the dream of a Miracle March. It rarely comes, but we are always looking for it in the dry years.
I remember the Weather Service saying after April, any storms are unlikely to add to the snow pack as the melt rate from the sun is greater than the storms are likely to drop.