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Old 01-11-2012   #1
 
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MTNS @ 22% of average snowfall.

That's what I heard on 9news. Whose got some stats to make us feel optimistic?

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I wonder if waterworld in denver will let you bring a raft in the wave pool this summer if this keeps up
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I wonder where they get that number? It's low, but not that low...

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Sno...lotstate12.gif
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It will catch up with itself. Feb. and March are going to be huge snowfall months. Keep the faith.
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The reporters and editors were all humanities majors and have a hard time with numbers that don't make as dramatic a story?

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I wonder where they get that number? It's low, but not that low...

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Sno...lotstate12.gif
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Yeah not exactly a record snowfall yet this year but nowhere near a 22% snowpack

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/CO/Sno...pdate_snow.pdf
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That's what I heard on 9news. Whose got some stats to make us feel optimistic?
77.6% of all statistics quoted on the internet are made up.
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The other day the local paper in missoula referred to this year's snowpack being on par with last years. What a bunch of morons. While some of the high elevation snotels have decent swe, there's hardly any snow betweens the valleys and them. Ridiculous media hype the other way (flooding makes great news)
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Boy can i relate to other people's typos now that i use an iphone. Sheesh.
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NOAA's National Snow Analysis

National Snow Analyses - NOHRSC - The ultimate source for snow information

January 11, 2012
Area Covered By Snow: 15.8%
Area Covered Last Month: 27.7%
Snow Depth
Average: 1.4 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 997.6 in
Std. Dev.: 6.1 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 0.3 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 521.7 in
Std. Dev.: 1.7 in


January 11, 2011
Area Covered By Snow: 69.4%
Area Covered Last Month: 33.1%
Snow Depth
Average: 6.9 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 897.2 in
Std. Dev.: 11.4 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.4 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 434.9 in
Std. Dev.: 3.0 in

These are their numbers for the nation as a whole right now. If you go to the web site they have the 48 states broken into 18 different regions, so the more detailed numbers depend on where you are looking of course. You can do the math from there.

Snow water equivalent was 1.4in last year for this time and is .3in this year right now.
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