Mountain snowpack is running behind average for early January, according to an update released Friday by the Western Water Assessment.
Snowpack improved in December but remains below-average across Colorado and eastern Wyoming, according to the report.
Most of winter remains, so there's plenty of time for snowpack to rebound.
Unfortunately, the long-term outlook issued by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center slightly tilts the odds toward a drier-than-normal winter and early spring in the southern two-thirds of Colorado.
Runoff from mountain snowpack in Colorado and Wyoming feeds the South and North Platte Rivers, which provide the heart of Nebraska with its irrigation and drinking water.
Source: Western Water Assessment, Intermountain West Climate Dashboard