The latest SWE report or “Snow Water Equivalent” is out today. We still have some time to increase these amounts for Klamath County and it looks like the weather will return to a stormy pattern later Friday this week.
Current snowpack for the Pacific Northwest ranges from 50-100 percent of historical norms, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Some of the smaller readings come west of the Cascades, including the Willamette Valley, which has a 56 percent rating in the latest report issued today.
Moving further east the numbers increase significantly, including in Lake County, Oregon, which has a 101 percent rating.
The readings come from sensors spread across the region by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a branch of the USDA. The percentages represent a snow-water equivalent based on the historical median from 1981 to 2010.
Full size graphics of the report are available below: