Washington’s Snowpack In “Very Good Shape” To Start April

“Pretty Incredible” That’s how Scott Pattee with the Washington NRCS describes the statewide snowpack, which sits at 131% of average for this time of year, the highest statewide average across the west. Pattee noted the snow year started very slowly and didn’t catch up normal until February. He added that temperatures, as of recent, have […]

Washington Snowpack Well Above Average For This Time Of Year

Thanks to a band of several storms last month, the Washington snowpack is in great shape for early March. Scott Pattee with NRCS said it’s been a long time since Washington has seen a statewide numbers like this. “You know, this snowpack is going to take us into spring in really tiptop shape.  So, pretty […]

After Dry December Washington Snowpack Rebounds To Start New Year

Despite a roller-coaster of weather systems that saw a wet November and dry December, the Washington snowpack is in good shape for early January. Scott Pattee with NRCS said several rounds of precipitation over the New Year’s holiday was a welcomed sign after a very quiet second half of December. “The quality of snow is […]

Washington Starts Snow Season On A Solid Note

Much to the chagrin of holiday travelers, the higher elevations of Washington have already enjoyed a healthy amount of snow, only a few weeks into the season. According to Scott Pattee with NRCS, the statewide snowpack is at 136% of average. He said it’s good for a variety of reasons to get this much snow […]

Washington Snowpack In Great Shape To Start April

As we prepare to start winding down the snow season, the Washington statewide snowpack is in great shape. As of April 6th, the statewide snowpack was 111% of average. Scott Pattee with NRCS noted the current snowpack numbers are some of the best reported across the state all year. “And we had some good high […]

Pattee: I’m Not Worried About Drought Right Now

After a slow start to the snow season, things have rebounded very nicely in the higher elevations of Washington. According to Scott Pattee, with NRCS, the statewide snowpack is 105% of average for this time of year. He described the snowpack as healthly, thanks in part to cooler temperatures. Unlike the past couple of years, […]

Washington Snowpack Rebounded Nicely In January

After an incredibly slow start to the snow season, things have improved in the Washington mountains.  Scott Pattee with NRCS said the statewide snowpack is now 93% of average, a welcomed increase from the 57% of average reported this time last month.  Pattee said January was exactly what the area needed.   “I think I […]

Weekend Storm Helps Washington Snowpack Recover, Slightly

The Washington snowpack is not in good shape.   Figures statewide are so low, some are comparing this year to 2015, the last time Washington experienced a statewide drought.   While snow totals are off where they should be for this time of year, the NRCS’ Scott Pattee said the weekend storm that moved across […]

Washington Snowpack, Fall Precipitation Well Off For This Time Of Year

Where is the snow?   While many don’t want to see the white stuff on the roadways, there is growing concern about a lack of snowpack, especially in Washington’s Cascades.   Scott Pattee with NRCS said the statewide snowpack is only 28% of normal for this time of year.  More concerning, for Pattee, the fall […]

NRCS: Washington Snowpack Close To Normal

After a very slow start, the 2018-19 snowpack across Washington has rebounded nicely.   “We’re pretty much in that normal range, what we call the normal range, between 90% and 110%, and with just a few areas, mainly on the westside that are just slightly below that,” said NRCS’ Scott Pattee.  “But other than that, […]