Originally Posted by athelake
OLYMPIA – Snowpack conditions across Washington state mountains are near record low levels, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency for three key regions.
Snowpack is a mere 7 percent of normal in the Olympic Mountains. It ranges from 8 to 45 percent of normal across the Cascades, and is 67 percent of normal in the Walla Walla region.
7 percent, damn. That should make anyone scramble to declare a state of emergency.
We are sliding fast back to dangerous drought levels in SW Utah, which is down now to 68% median. Just went out camping and the melt is happening fast below 8k. Lots of water right now from that last storm (beautiful, ephemeral springs and seeps where we camped) and early flowers but its not gonna last unless this warm trend abates. Was pleasant camping temperatures for middle March at 6500 feet though. Lemonade.