SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Snow Levels Below Average For Jackson County

The snow survey data for the month of February has just been released and shows that Jackson County has less snow than usual for this time of year.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2019 9:38 AM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2019 9:39 AM

ASHLAND, Ore.,--Jackson County has 67% of the snow it usually has this time of year. Last year, Jackson County was even farther below the average at just 41% in February 2018. These numbers are small compared to February of 2016, where Jackson County had 140% of what's normal for snowfall. 

Jackson County watermaster, Shavon Haynes, told me the the snow fall being below average at this time of year, isn't worrisome yet.

"The positive thing with that is it's still pretty early in the accumulation season. We have a few months to go, of course, my hope is that we've still got some pretty good events to come through to really add to that snow pack," says Haynes.

Snow levels can help city planners predict the amount of runoff into reservoirs and streams that will happen in the warmer months. But it isn't just the amount of snow that determines how much water runoff there is, but the density of the snow.

This month, the snow in Jackson County was measured at about 40% density. The more dense snow is, the higher the water content is.

Article Comments

Medford
Few Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 39°
Brookings
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 52°
Crater Lake
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 28°
Grants Pass
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 43°
Klamath Falls
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 8°
Feels Like: 28°
Frosty Start, Bright Afternoon
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Josephine Co Gymkhana

Image

Health Alert: Stress and Your Cardiovascular System

Image

The Pledge: Sacred Heart Catholic School, Room 6

Image

Slick Morning Commute

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Dry President's Day

Image

Josephine County Sheriff's Posse Hosts Horse Show and Gymkhana

Image

Portland Police officer

Image

For the Second Year in a Row Amazon Does Not Owe Taxes

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Drying Out Sunday

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Showers for Saturday Night

Community Events