To say it was a cool, wet March is an understatement.
Coming into March, North Central Washington had 73 percent of its average snowpack. Going out, the snowpack climbed to 98 percent of average.
Stevens Pass ended the month with 112 inches of total snow. Last year on April 1, there were 27 inches.
Holden Village got 85 inches of new snow last month — the second most recorded in March. In March 1956, the remote town above Lake Chelan’s north shore received 94 inches of snow.
The statistics were released Monday in a National Weather Service hydrology report showing that March precipitation was far above average, leaving most of Eastern Washington with a better-than-average water supply heading into summer.