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Tuesday, December 18, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Statewide snowpack 119 percent of normal

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2015, file photo, a snowplow clears an overpass of freshly fallen snow over Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2015, file photo, a snowplow clears an overpass of freshly fallen snow over Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

It’s been a good winter, according to a Washington State Department of Ecology blogpost.

Statewide the snowpack is averaging 119 percent of normal, according to the report, which was published Tuesday.

“That number is a big WOW for farmers, fish managers, and water users in cities and towns, as they breathe a sigh of relief,” according to the post.

Temperatures have been “near-normal.” And the Climate Prediction Center is calling for “below normal temperatures for both the next two weeks and normal temperatures for the remainder of spring.”

Colder temperatures are a good thing, helping regulate snow melt which prevents rapid melt off.


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