Greetings from Silverton,
There is still patchy snow around SASP, northerly aspects are still holding onto snow, but on June 9 snow was all gone under the snow depth sensor at SASP. Red Mountain SNOTEL still shows 2.2" of SWE remaining. With a day here and there of overcast conditions (June 3 & 7) seems to have taken the edge off the potential higher peak discharge rates at SBB that we saw last year. And, yesterday, between 6am-11am average hourly flows were 14.6 cfs, and today they are 13.7 cfs. So as of right now we are on track for less average daily Q than yesterday.
I am guess-timating SWE at SBSP right now is around 12". The snow sensor is showing 16" snow depth, but our study plot is more likely around 32" of snow depth. There is less snow this year than at this time last year at SBSP - going by sensor snow depth data. But, even so there is still a good amount of snow at higher elevations, I went on a hike above treeline over the weekend and appears there is decent snowcover and large snowfields above treeline.
The tight gradient ahead of the approaching cold front is bringing windy conditions to eastern Utah, northern Arizona, and western Colorado. Some desert webcams are showing hazy/dusty conditions indicating we might see some dust with this wind. Fortunately, with the bulk of snowmelt behind us it will not be much of a factor as far as influencing snowmelt should we see it deposited in the mountains. It might be slightly cooler today and over the next couple days, but it will remain warm and there is no stormy or overcast conditions in the forecast.