You might recall that the far southwest (Arizona and New Mexico) actually got off to a good start this winter, but Mother Nature ended up putting the brakes on in a hurry. Check out how Signal Peak in southwest New Mexico was probably sitting at close to 250% of average after a major storm in mid December. The snowpack SWE at that time was at or above the average peak, which occurs in mid Feb. They held steady for the winter, but the snowpack was gone by mid March.
Where's the snow? The Pac Northwest. In particular, the Washington Cascades are sitting pretty. I snagged the photo below from Mount Baker's web site, which presently reports a 268–319 inch base and 777 inches so far this year, including 260 inches in March.
|Source: Mt. Baker Ski Area|