Mountain forecast: A look at how snowless it's been for many and looking ahead to more dry times and one glimmer of hope to watch

It's no secret that there has been a lack of snow across much of the west recently but sometimes it's hard to recognize just how dry it's been. Thankfully there are website available freely that show us exactly what we want to know.

First off, before we get into how the west is doing currently in terms of snow coverage and snowpack, we'd love your help! If you want to chase powder to the deepest spots and support our forecasts please join our Concierge program that starts at just $95 bucks. You can also donate here if you like our forecasts and want to feed our powder bank. 

We had a pretty epic snowy period around the holidays and it seems that ever since that ended, we haven't seen a return of widespread snow which is...more than unfortunate because the direction we're going is getting worrisome.

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