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Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: The Gore Range
Current Colorado Snow/Water Equivalents on 04/16/2013 09:32:29 MDT Print View

Here are a few updated snow/water equivalent graphs after the big storm dumps that hit the central Colorado Rockies the past few days. Things are looking up after a very slow start. The 2001-2002 year is plotted because of that particular drought year.
The Colorado Trail runs right through Copper Mountain.


Vailsweq

Csweq

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Current Colorado Snow/Water Equivalents on 04/16/2013 09:46:51 MDT Print View

Thanks for posting that, Tim. Maybe we might stave off the fire bans for awhile. I'm on well water here east of Boulder, and I'm loving the 14" of wet snow blanketing my place this morning. I'm hoping I can take some long showers this summer. I bet your skiing is insane today, huh?

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: Where the air is thin
Current Colorado Snow/Water Equivalents on 04/16/2013 12:05:13 MDT Print View

My snowblower chewed through my last two shear bolts this morning. Part of me is looking forward to warmer temps, but the other part knows we need more snow. It's not just the accumulation, but it's also how fast it melts. Things are looking brighter than a month ago, but I'm not convinced we're all clear just yet.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Re: Current Colorado Snow/Water Equivalents on 04/16/2013 12:34:13 MDT Print View

I'm doing my part guys. I summerized my snow thrower and put it away. Then I got out my lawn tractor. Seems to be working.

lawn tractor

Edited by rlnunix on 04/16/2013 12:35:12 MDT.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: Where the air is thin
Tractor on 04/16/2013 14:11:59 MDT Print View

Good man, Randy. Maybe I should turn on the sprinkler system and take the snow chains out of my truck to guarantee we get that 8' superstorm the 'experts' say we need to stave off a bad fire season.

Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: The Gore Range
Re: Current Colorado Snow/Water Equivalents on 04/16/2013 18:38:03 MDT Print View

"I bet your skiing is insane today, huh?"

Vail Resorts stated today they're reopening Vail and Breck for the weekend. Thought all that nonsense was in their past. Crow never tasted so good.

Usually by this time of year I'm itching to transition from alpine skiing to backpacking, but I can handle this. I'm not really in the mood for another drought like last year.

moreplease

Skinned it yesterday.