Snow Water Equivalent (SWE): The liquid water
equivalent of the snowpack, expressed in terms of depth. Water Year: October 1 to September 30 Normal: The 1981-2010 median. % of Normal: The current value as percent of the current date’s normal.
% of Normal Peak: The current value as % of the normal seasonal peak for the
year. Percentile: Ranking with respect to data on the same day of the year for
other years in the period of record. The ranking percentile is equal to the
fraction of available years whose value is less than the current year’s value.
100% means that all other years are less than the present value. 0% means that
all other years are greater than or equal to the present value. Record: A “new record high” means that the current value is now the highest
value on record. A “near record high” means that the current value is exceeded
or tied by only one other value on record. This is not necessarily an all-season
record. SNOTEL (SNOw TELemetry): An automated near real-time
data collection network that provides mid to high elevation hydroclimatic data from
mountainous regions of the western United States. A standard SNOTEL
station provides snow water equivalent, snow depth, precipitation, and
temperature data. The SNOTEL network is maintained by the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting