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High 59° / Low 37°
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High 57° / Low 36°
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Monday 60%
High 49° / Low 33°
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Snowpack Reaches Normal Level

The snowpack in the Hood, Sandy, and Lower Deschutes basin is now at 101 percent of normal.  Scott Oviatt of the Natural Resources Conservation Service says that’s way up from the 49 percent figure on February 1.  He says most peak snowpack values happen between now and April 1, adding there remain concerns for the water content in the snow, which is of lower density.  He says they are currently forecasting stream flows of 90 percent of average.  Statewide snowpack is now at 124 percent of normal, a large increase from 72 percent on February 1.