Saturday, 15 June 2013 02:36

Spring Snows bring levels above normal

Spring snow storms in March and April significantly increased the Snow Water Content SWE in the central Colorado Rockies. At our weather station CO-SU-06 in Summit County at 9684 ft (2952 m msl) we had 67 and 70 inches respectively in March and April with 4.26 and 5.38 inches of SWE bringing our total depth to 33 inches in April and precipitation for the Water Year to 15.65 at the end of April.  May snow and rain brought the May total to 18.90 inches of SWE and 247 inches of snowfall.

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