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Old 01-14-2014   #1
 
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Snowpack

I know its early still, but I cant help but to be optimistic about this approaching season.

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I'm with you on the wishful thinking, but....

It was just a few years ago, around this time, that a good snow year was building, only to be ruined by a hot, dusty spring with minimal run-off.

Then again, it was about this time in 1983 that BuRec decided that the "average" snowpack, at that time, did not warrant any reservoir draw downs, followed by huge late winter and spring snowfalls and the historic (post dam) Colorado River runoff.

I'm crossing my fingers for a repeat of the latter!
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I've been looking at that once a week, I'm keeping my hopes to myself as i dont want to get everyone psyched up just to have a let down later.
keep pleading with Ullr to keep the snow coming
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Then again, it was about this time in 1983 that BuRec decided that the "average" snowpack, at that time, did not warrant any reservoir draw downs, followed by huge late winter and spring snowfalls and the historic (post dam) Colorado River runoff.

I'm crossing my fingers for a repeat of the latter!
That'd be nice!

And I remember having to talk people down from the ledge last year as late as March. It's still too early to be fretting about the snowpack.

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CO early season snowpack story:

Early-season snowpack sets Ark at 106% of median - The Chaffee County Times: Free Content
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Looking good so far...can 't find a map like that for So Platte -Ark. -Poudre.....How are they doing? ... yeah it is way too early,but at least we are not playing catch up....come on upslope spring storms.....
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Thanks David ...that 's even better...Awesome news too! ...hope it continues
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Sure would be nice if Az got some snowpack!
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Sure would be nice if Az got some snowpack!
Same with SW Utah. I work at Brian Head and we have gotten less than 6 inches of snow in the last 40 days. Looking like another clear 7 days in the forecast. Nobody remembers a December this warm and dry in the last 20 years here. Which is odd because the month started wicked cold (-30F) and with a huge dump but I guess that is the type of wild oscillations climate change models have been predicting for a while.

Wyoming and Northern/Central Colorado look like the only western states fairing really well this year. California, Oregon and S. Idaho are downright desperate.

Could be a good year for an Escalante River float though......if that is your cup of lemonade.

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Montana is doing quite well also:

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