Intermountain West Climate Summary April 2010
In March, precipitation was below average for Colorado and Utah and above average in Wyoming. As a result, drought expanded in western Colorado and eastern Utah and decreased in southern and northwestern Wyoming. Below average temperatures and a few big snow storms at the end of
March/beginning of April in the mountains of central and western Colorado, western Wyoming and extreme southeastern Wyoming kept the drought status away from those areas.
Precipitation in March was above average in Wyoming, and below average in Colorado and Utah. As a result, snowpack as a percent of average increased in parts of Wyoming, and
decreased throughout most of Colorado and Wyoming.
Streamflow projections are below average to much below average for the Intermountain West Region, due to below average precipitation across most of the region in the last
few months. However, most reservoirs are near average now, and they should be able to fill this year.
This month we introduce a mini IWCS that focuses on drought, snowpack conditions, and streamflow forecasts. If you are interested in updated version of other maps and products we
feature in the full length IWCS, please follow the links on the Notes and Weblinks page.
We will release the next full length IWCS next month on May 26, 2009.
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