Thursday, March 10, 2011

Water News

Heavy rain in the night. The river hopped up, but not very high,

Elwha River Gauge, 03/10/11 (Click for larger image.)

the water is staying in the mountains as snow the way it is supposed to. The Olympics are doing quite well as to both precipitation and snowpack,

The snow telemetry station on Hurricane Ridge, 03/10/11 (Click for larger image.)

though the Cascades are only just around normal and had been forecast to be very high precip this year because it's a La Nina year. Santa Fe where I used to live is dry, and Tucson where my mom used to live is only at something like 35% of their already skimpy normal...

Basin Average Snow Water Content, 3/10/11 (Click for larger image.)

Cliff Mass' post has nice imagery about the present rainstorms. Note the smaller yellow blob of pouring rain right here at 10 o'clock last night.

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