Black Hills snow beats 30-year average - KOTA Territory News

Black Hills snow beats 30-year average


It doesn't matter where you go in the Black Hills, you will run into more snow than you did last year; and that 30-year average is anywhere from 103 to 246 percent.

The April snow report was released Tuesday morning.  It shows the current snow depth as 10.8 inches in the Bear Lodge Divide.  Then when you get to Upper Spearfish, that depth is more than three feet, 36.8 inches to be precise.

Snow depth is one thing.  Moisture is what counts.

Included in that deep Upper Spearfish snow is 11.5 inches of moisture.  But that isn't the most, which is Reuter Canyon with a current snow water equivalent of 11.7 inches in 33.8 inches of snow.  The area with the third highest moisture content is North Rapid Creek with 9.2 inches.  Bear Lodge Divide is the driest with only 3.2 inches of moisture.


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