The latest summary of western U.S. water supply by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has almost a happy tone to it regarding snow cover and resulting implications for water supply in spring and summer 2016.--Bryce
We are currently about halfway through the snow accumulation season in the West. A comparison of snowpack conditions now versus those of a year ago reveals some significant contrasts. The areas circled in red are particularly notable.
In the Cascades and Sierra, there was virtually little to no snow in 2015, whereas this year, snowpacks are near to above normal.
Similarly, snowpacks ...