They'd have to have gotten an average of 6" snow-water equivalent for that to be accurate. Even though we drove through snow all the way from Avon to Denver last night, I don't think quite that much came down. For comparison, you can see the big blizzard that we had in March 2003 (where the red line goes vertical in mid-march) which dumped 3-6 feet of snow up in the foothills. There are a lot of farmers and water suppliers out east that'd love to see that if it were real.
Usually, when looking at daily snow depth from snotel sites, there is a crazy spike when a big snow hits, or not so big for that matter. Usuallyl that appears to be taken out of the data that is plotted on the graph.
I would guess that somehow the spike may have gotten plotted.
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