SNOTEL measurements ~ OpenSnow

Our Current Snowpack

The percent of average snowpack across Colorado is now looking reasonable, but this is early season, and when the denominator of the snowpack percent of average calculation is quite small (our average snowpack right now is low), then current numbers can look a little wacky.

The SNOTEL map below does a good job showing that the deepest snowpack is in the southern mountains with just below average numbers elsewhere.

As a state, we are right around average. The traces of the snowpack from past years show that being right around average early in the season is not a good predictor of where we’ll be later in the season.

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