National Weather Service's Montana Water Supply and Moisture Status

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National Weather Service's Montana Water Supply and Moisture Status presentation from the 2013 Clark Fork River Basin Task Force Water Supply Outlook Meeting.

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National Weather Service's Montana Water Supply and Moisture Status

  1. 1. Clark Fork River BasinWater Year Review 2013 & Outlook 2013byRay NicklessService Hydrologist – Missoula, MTray.nickless@noaa.govAnaconda on May 23rd2013
  2. 2. PhilipsburgMay 13, 2013May 23, 2013
  3. 3. Overview• Climate Data - Water Year 2013• Spring 2013– Drought Counties– Flood Counties• Climate Pattern - Summer 2013
  4. 4. Precipitation & Temperature Data2013 - Water year
  5. 5. 2013 – Water YearOctober 2012 through April 2013 October 2012 through April 2013TEMPERATURESPRECIPITATION
  6. 6. (Butte)Precipitation54% of ave72% of ave
  7. 7. (Missoula)Precipitation112% of ave103% of ave
  8. 8. (Kalispell)Precipitation101% of ave108% of ave
  9. 9. Drought CountiesSpring 2013
  10. 10. Silver Bow CountyApril 1stSnowpack = 80% of medianOct – May 27 Precip = 81% of ave.Big Hole RiverWater Supply Forecast78% of ave. Apr - Sep
  11. 11. Deer Lodge CountyAnacondaApril 1stSnowpack = 86% of medianOct – May 27 Precip = 86% of ave.
  12. 12. Granite CountyDrummondPhilipsburgFlint CreekWater Supply Forecast64% of ave. May - SepRock CreekWater Supply Forecast65% of ave. May - Sep
  13. 13. Powell CountyLittle Blackfoot RiverWater Supply Forecast67% of ave. May - SepDeerlodge
  14. 14. Flood CountiesSpring 2013
  15. 15. Flathead CountyFlooding in West Glacier from Middle Fork Flathead RiverMay 14thMiddle Fork Flathead RiverMay 14th
  16. 16. Lincoln County
  17. 17. Precipitation - TemperatureForecasts2013 - Water year
  18. 18. Weather ForecastMissoula
  19. 19. Weather ForecastButte
  20. 20. Temperature PrecipitationWeather Forecast(Next Week)
  21. 21. JuneWeather OutlookTemperature Precipitation
  22. 22. July-August-SeptemberWeather OutlookTemperature Precipitation
  23. 23. Conclusions– Moderate Drought• Silver Bow, Powell, Deer Lodge & Granite Counties– Abundant Water• Flathead & Lincoln Counties
  24. 24. The End

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