WPR News
1:26 pm
Mon December 8, 2003

Meteorologist: Snowpack Levels are Decent

Laramie, Wy – Snowpack levels in one part of the state are the highest they've been since 1998. But, despite early snow a meteorologist says this will just be a normal winter across Wyoming.
John Griffith is the Warning Coordinator Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. He says the snowpack in the Southeast is the highest it's been in five years, other areas aren't doing as well though. Specifically, Griffith says the Fremont County area and the Northeast have only 75% of normal snowpack.
He says Yellowstone's snowpack is 100 percent of normal and the South Central region near the Colorado border is getting a lot of snow. He says the snow should help fill reservoirs but won't end the drought.