However this is somewhat misleading as the higher elevations of the the Salt Range which provides much of the runoff in the Spring for the Valley have been generally above normal so far this Fall.
Examining the two SNOTEL sites that are in the Salt Range this can be seen.
|Willow Creek Snotel|
|Cottonwood Creek Snotel|
Much of Wyoming has been removed from any drought concerns due to the beneficial precipitation that has occurred since last summer.
Following are maps for both this and last year in December that depict the improvement that has occurred in the drought conditions, not only in Wyoming but many others areas of the country.
|Drought conditions in December of 2012 and 2013.|
Looking ahead as to what is forecast for this winter the Northern Rockies are the only area of the country that there is some degree of confidence that greater than normal precipitation will occur.