Natural Resources Conservation Service reports low numbers for mountain snowpack in first week of Janurary

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The snowpack in the southeast range is below the median for the first week in January, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service out of Casper. The NRCS released their ninth Monday snow report for the snow season, and their Snow Water Equivalent numbers are not good for this time of the year. The state average median is currently at 81 percent. While, last year, the state was at 103 percent and in 2014 118 percent, while we were at 84 percent at this time in 2013. Sere the chart below for statewide numbers: The latest snow water equivalent report for Cheyenne is currently at 73 percent of the median, while this time last year it was at 102 percent. "Our SWE numbers are not good for this time of the year," reported Lee Hackleman, a water supply specialist for the NRCS."However we still have plenty of time to make this deficit up, but this next week does not look too good." The national map above shows that we are on the dry edge of the western states snow pack. *Feature Photo: The Wind River Range Snowpack. (Pitchengine Communities)* #shortgo #news