Snow Pack Levels Higher Than Average - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Snow Pack Levels Higher Than Average

SPOKANE, Wash. - Snow-pack levels are measuring higher than normal, meaning good things heading into the spring and summer months.

The winter season started out mild, but recently the weather has changed. There's been nearly a record amount of rainfall in the valleys during the month of March, but all that precipitation is coming down as snow in the mountains.

In late February, hydrologists with Avista Utilities took a snow survey in the Lolo National Forest. Their measurements showed snow levels to be at 110% the normal average for this time of year.

Water managers expect snow run-off to start within the next few weeks, and are hoping for a mild spring to keep that run-off at a slow and consistent pace
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