Pretty interesting snowpack numbers across the western U.S. so far this season. Most basins currently sit near or below median snowpack water equivalent for this time of year, although there are a few draped across the central mountain west that are at or above average.
Stations in the southern, central, and northern Wasatch sit at 83% (Cascade Mountain) to 130% (Hardscrabble) of median.
I prefer to use median rather than average for these comparisons since it lies at the midpoint of the historical record. A small number of big snow years tend to yield an average that is higher than median.
Data from snowbird shows we have been pretty close to median for most of the cool season.
I'll call the snowpack so far both half full and half empty. Half full because it has been a decent ski season. Half empty because we still have a long ways to go.