Snow Profile at 1400 m. The graph to the right shows
Snow Water Equivalent curves for this winter up to Feb. 1,
as well as last winter and the average SWE since 1971.
Snow pack depth is since 1950 down as much as 50% on average in many places
in the American Northwest. The traditional peak of the snow year is April 1. With climate change
and earlier mountain springs, this peak may now move back in time into March. Notice in the
profile above, this winter's snow year started December the 6th.
On the road in the American Northwest.

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