Originally Posted by Rich
Does anyone remember what these were at last year at this time?
For some reason the percentages aren't showing up, but this should give you a good idea of where the Ark Basin is in relation to last season. Kinda strange, Monarch has already passed last season's snow total by more than 20", but the Basin as a whole is only like 75% of last season...
Long-range forecast from: http://www.snowforecast.com/resorts/...narch-mountain
"What we expect to see...Sunday and next week More storm activity translates to more chances for snow next week, for fresher slopes in colder than average temperatures (good snow preservation), and some snow next Monday, then again next Thursday through Sunday as low pressure systems move through. It is looking like we may be busy right through mid-March, but this would not be unusual for Colorado. As we move from early through mid-March, stronger and more moist storms should start hitting the west coast (weaker high pressure across the eastern Pacific allowing for a longer over-water fetch of moisture into the storm), with storms weakening as they move into Colorado due to some ridging over the plains (due to the low pressure trough out west), and this counter-balances the increased moisture into Colorado as storms lose some strength. That being said, significant storms are still possible.CM"
In 2008/2009 we had comparable (though not quite as dry) conditions from October through January, with slightly above average precipitation in February and March. The kicker was that we got good snow in April and May and then it changed right to rain. Snowpack ended up right at average, but with the rain we saw an extended period of high water. This could happen again this season, but is less likely since the moisture deficit is so big and reservoir storage is low.