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Pacific Northwest Trail Snow Conditions - Dec 13, 2018

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Below you will find detailed and current Pacific Northwest Trail snow conditions for the entire trail. This is not a 'snow pack' chart. This chart shows 'trail snow'. 'Snow pack' and 'trail snow' can differ significantly. Where the PNT traverses the highest terrain, the PNT snow conditions will almost always exceed snow pack.

Snow pack is not trail snow.

'Snow pack' is determined from relatively few physical snow sensors covering an entire mountain range of which most are not on or near the PNT. For instance, the previous postholer snow page relied on about 2 dozen sensors across thousands of miles of trail. Much of the PNT has no sensors, thus no coverage.

The charts here rely entirely on data from SNODAS modeling from NOHRSC/NSIDC. For example, the PCT has 5,300+ data points and the CDT 6,000+. Each trail has a point every half mile/within a half mile of the trail or better. This is a huge improvement in accuracy of PNT snow conditions. These snow graphs allow you to view the PNT in a way no one has before.

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Pacific Northwest Trail Snow Conditions
Click image for larger version or this Large Full Detail Image - Chart updates every 3 or 4 days from Nov 1 to Jul 28.

April 1st historical links: 2004 :: 2005 :: 2006 :: 2007 :: 2008 :: 2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 :: 2012 :: 2013 :: 2014 :: 2015 :: 2016 :: 2017 :: 2018

Google Trail Map with Snow Overlays: Snow Water Equivalent :: Snow Depth :: Snow Coverage :: 24 Hour Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Non-Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Snow Melt :: 24 Hour Avg Snow Pack Temp :: Snow Density :: 24 Hour SWE Change :: 24 Hour Snow Surface Sublimation :: 24 Hour Blowing Snow Surface Sublimation

For further information visit the Pacific Northwest Trail Data Book. You may also want to view the PNT Google Map.

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Pacific Northwest Trail Snow Table, Highest to Lowest Order

This table has locations with SWE ordered from highest to lowest. Only locations with an average SWE greater than 3 inches are shown. Elevations are in feet, other values are inches unless otherwise stated. Click on column heading to sort by that column.

Trail MileDec 13, 2018 - Locations within a mile of measurementSWESWE Avg% SWE AvgElev
799.8Austin Pass, Pnt117 TH, Lake/pond14.814.11054697
700.0Woody Pass, Nat For Dev Rd 200013.311.51166746
804.8Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest13.013.4973250
705.0Holman Pass13.012.61035343
694.9Castle Pass12.011.81025854
74.9East Fork Swift Creek, TXT 13212.07.31646108
769.5Brush Creek, Whatcom Pass, Tapto Creek11.815.6764782
780.0TXT 3, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest11.816.2734251
79.9Kootenai National Forest11.77.91486421
844.9(no description)11.39.81153799
84.9(no description)11.09.31186566
709.5Sky Pilot Pass, Deception Pass11.011.7945741
689.9(no description)10.911.8925086
70.0Hay Creek, Hay Lake10.96.71635811
1074.6Butler Creek10.811.7923859
684.9Soda Creek10.711.9904582
315.0Idaho, TXT 549.38.31125943
1079.6Hayden Pass8.915.4585724
319.6PNT045, TXT 56, PNT0468.88.41055534
715.0(no description)8.610.0866053
104.6TXT 1438.59.2926318
109.57116b, Natl Forest Develop Road 319 Rd, TXT 1448.58.51005651
219.5TXT 26, Spread Creek Rd, Canuck Creek8.06.51236100
125.0PNT023, Sinclair Creek8.08.2986927
269.6Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Pyramid Pass, TXT 467.77.8996433
1059.6TXT 17.79.5814860
849.9Bell Pass7.510.3733992
274.8TXT 457.57.6995563
279.6TXT 447.56.61143720
120.0(no description)7.38.0917210
324.8Leola Creek7.27.4974996
785.0PNT115, Donegan Creek7.214.2513174
214.9TXT 217.06.81036489
309.7Upper Priest River, PNT043, Upper Priest River6.95.21333115
89.6(no description)6.57.9825171
284.7TXT 436.35.51155838
794.6Galena Creek, Razor Hone Creek6.311.5553230
99.67033, Lake/pond6.18.2745717
209.9PNT031, TXT 226.06.9876076
1124.6Bridge Creek, Bridge Creek, Bridge Creek5.97.7774127
14.5Atsina Lake, Mokowanis River5.96.8875473
664.8Peeve Pass5.610.5536686
1064.6Spring, Sunny Brook5.59.1604417
775.0Chilliwack River, Brush Creek5.410.4522601
29.5Lake Janet5.26.0875014
115.0PNT021, TXT 147, 7086b5.26.2845556
1054.6Olympic National Forest, Buckhorn Pass5.27.6685701
674.8(no description)5.110.5495218
1119.6Spring, South Fork Boulder Creek, Appleton Pass5.07.8644321
64.6Nat For Dev Rd 1680, TXT 1885.04.31164632
760.0Beaver Pass, Big Beaver Creek5.010.0503622
765.0Pass Creek4.911.1442709
234.7(no description)4.94.21175333
364.8Stevens County, Spring, TXT 664.84.11175671
669.8(no description)4.710.9436661
169.7TXT 84.75.7826044
264.6(no description)4.66.7697024
720.0Dry Creek Pass, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest4.57.3625130
224.6(no description)4.54.21075715
19.5(no description)4.46.0735573
1129.7(no description)4.08.1494712
164.7TXT 9, Boulder Creek, TXT 1593.95.5715553
649.8(no description)3.88.6447083
94.7TXT 1383.74.0934309
34.7(no description)3.34.5735450
205.0TXT 25, 5900a3.13.6864541
199.9Natl Forest Develop Road 5857 Rd2.94.6635352
174.7(no description)2.93.5835517
659.6Spanish Trail 503, Ashnola River2.910.7275174
159.7Webb Mtn Rd, TXT 13, Nat For Dev Rd 71792.63.4765823
679.9Nat For Dev Rd 4532.48.5283962
1135.0PNT157, Clallam County2.43.9624180
1069.6Burdick Creek, Hawk Creek2.37.5312647
839.7Natl Forest Develop Road 13 Rd2.24.8462370
789.8Swamp Creek, State Hwy State Hwy 542, North Fork Nooksack River2.14.2502062
1084.6(no description)2.08.4243131
644.6Scheelite Pass1.97.6256679
454.6TXT 112, TXT 961.63.1526436
459.7TXT 99, TXT 97, Jungle Hill1.53.2476176
464.8TXT 100, Pass Creek1.53.2476176
39.8Numa Creek, Bowman Lake1.53.1484077
854.9Bell Creek, PNT1271.15.7192163
634.9TXT 161, Lake/pond0.95.0186919
629.8(no description)0.74.0187107
755.0(no description)0.64.0152265
625.0Swamp Creek0.64.0155797
1089.6(no description)0.33.981649

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