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Mountain snow pack looks good


Even with slightly above normal temperatures, winter has built up on an already substantial snowpack in Washington State throughout the month of January. Water year precipitation also remains well above normal for the state. The most recent NWS 3-month outlook is for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation, however, short-term forecasts call for continued snow in the mountains and rain in the valleys.

“With 70 percent of our typical winter already past, the rest will be a coast as long as the temperatures don’t elevate to the point to cause snowmelt. We would rather save that for late March and into April,” said NRCS Water Supply Specialist, Scott Pattee.

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