Now, let's look back at the past weather and build upon yesterday's "image of the day," which showed the remarkable increase in snowpack in February at Tony Grove Lake in the Logan Area Mountains.
Snowpack there was running near average until early February, afterwhich they were pounded, with the snowpack snow water equivalent climbing from about 9 to more than 20 inches. It now sits at 204% of median for the date and 176% of peak median for the cool season. This and other Wind River Snotels basically sit at relatively low elevation. The upper elevation Wind Rivers must be well buried and it will likely be a very late melt out in the alpine this summer.
Moving to the Tetons, the Phillips Bench Snotel at 8200 ft just northeast of Teton Pass went from about 14 to more than 30 inches. Not too shabby.