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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby JTOlson26 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:52 am

Joel Gratz over at OpenSnow is a little more optimistic about the colder, snowier pattern lasting through next weekend for much of the state with an upslope storm developing tomorrow through Tuesday and another strong snowband moving from west to east a little after that. Here's to more snow and continuing to build that snowpack!

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Scott P » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:18 am

Some areas are actually (barely) above normal for the date. Certainly looking pretty good.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:24 am

That's going to keep going up. We got about 4" in Dillon and it didn't start last night until 9pm or so.

Feels like Christmas here. And May is next week. What a crazy winter.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Dave B » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:41 am

TravelingMatt wrote:
Feels like Christmas here. And May is next week. What a crazy winter.


[jagoff] Calender winter ended on March 21st [/jagoff]

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:46 am

Loveland reported 144" of snow during calendar winter this year, and 110" since it ended.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:49 am

Dave B wrote:[jagoff] Calender winter ended on March 21st [/jagoff]


I didn't say, "What a crazy calendar winter, " although it still was that too.

Still beats the Chicago lakefront, where winter goes until the second week of June.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:52 am

The following two charts can be difficult to find on the gov site, so I've added links to them in the site-wide (Weather) pull-down menu at the top of each page ^^^

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Snow/snow/watershed/daily/co_update_snow.pdf

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Snow/snow/watershed/daily/basinplotstate13.gif
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby geojed » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:57 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:The following two charts can be difficult to find on the gov site, so I've added links to them in the site-wide (Weather) pull-down menu at the top of each page ^^^

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Snow/snow/watershed/daily/co_update_snow.pdf

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Snow/snow/watershed/daily/basinplotstate13.gif

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby JTOlson26 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:58 am

Nice one, Bill! It took me a few minutes of interesting searching through Google to find them the first time I was searching for them.

As always, well played sir, well played.

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:01 am

I look at this, which is total precip rather than snowpack:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/gis/images/west_wytdprecpctnormal_update.png

The page from which that can be accessed is at:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/gis/precip.html

I also look at the charts on

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/

from which you can click on "climate anomaly maps" and then, at the top of that page, select Colorado.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby peter303 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:04 am

Denver is almost 30% above normal total season. I am suspicious about the low south platte number in the SNOTEL map.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/?n=denverannualsnowfall1882-2013

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby geojed » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:06 am

TravelingMatt wrote:I look at this, which is total precip rather than snowpack:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/gis/images/west_wytdprecpctnormal_update.png

The page from which that can be accessed is at:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/gis/precip.html

I also look at the charts on

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/

from which you can click on "climate anomaly maps" and then, at the top of that page, select Colorado.


Here's a total precip % of normal just for Colorado

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/data/water/wcs/gis/maps/co_wytdprecpctnormal_update.pdf
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