As of February 7, 2019, mid-winter snowpack is near or above normal in a belt across the middle latitudes of the western U.S. including the Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, Utah, and Colorado.
However, after a good start to the winter, storms with warmer temperatures and higher snow levels have led to a rapid decline of snowpack in the mountains of central Arizona and southwest New Mexico. Other areas of snow drought in the lower 48 includes western Washington and Oregon. Throughout northwest Wyoming, Idaho, and western Montana conditions are mixed with pockets of above and below normal snowpack present. Nearly all stations south of the Arctic Circle in Alaska currently have below normal snowpack.