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  • February Water Supply Outlook Report for Washington

    Scott Pattee, Water Supply Specialist, Washington Snow Survey Office|Updated Feb 23, 2023

    After the very encouraging snowstorms in December, January flat lined, receiving only 63% of normal total mountain precipitation for the month. The state received several resuscitative events that represented hope. However most carried little precipitation with warm temperatures that hampered true to normal snow accumulations. Fortunately, most of these events were followed by cold snaps, locking the moisture into the snowpack, a benefit to spring runoff. As recreationists look to the next couple of months to help prolong...