Snow pack strong, but drought far from over

Laramie, WYo – Wyoming's mountains are covered in more snow right now than they have been in recent years. Snow pack in January and February nearly met averages over the last three decades.

But state climatologist Stephen Gray says that doesn't mean the state is emerging from drought. He says most of Wyoming's mountains get the majority of their snow in April and May.

"What's happened in past months is not a very good indicator of what's going to happen during the springtime," Gray says.
"It's really a different ballgame."

Gray says different weather patterns produce snowfall in the two different seasons. He says snowfall this spring could be better or worse than average. At this point, no one knows.