PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Snowpack numbers continue to grow as the snow potential remains high for the Cascades this week.

Oregon snow water equivalent percent of normal represents the current
snow water equivalent found at selected SNOTEL sites by USDA and NRCS

The snow water equivalent map indicates that snow basins are healthy across The Beaver State. Oregon isn’t the only state seeing beneficial snow numbers this winter. Many of the mountain states of the west have seen a greater than normal snow water equivalent number.

Western states snow water equivalent percent of normal represents the current
snow water equivalent found at selected SNOTEL sites by USDA and NRCS

The persistent atmospheric river seen over the past several weeks is a major player in helping increase these numbers.

Precipitable water forecast pushing the moisture into Oregon mid-week

Despite warmer-than-average temperatures this week, snow elevations will climb above 4,000 ft. That’s where places like Mt. Hood Meadows could see an additional 1-2.5″ of snow through Thursday.