The warm and sunny weather yesterday provided a perfect opportunity to check out the snowpack conditions on Mount Saint Helens. I was expecting less than average snow for this time of year but I did not expect August like conditions. The Marble Mountain Sno-park is completely free of snow and the Worm Flows route does not hit snow until the USGS monitoring station at 5,600 feet. The conditions reminded me of what I typically see on the summer route in July or August. The current SNOTEL data indicates that all of the Oregon locations are below normal for this time of year.
To give you an idea of what the snowpack typically looks like, I dug up a few photos from 2013 and 2014 that were taken from similar locations.
Additional March 8th, 2015 Photos
A few more photos showing the 2015 conditions on the Worm Flows route: