April 05, 2012

Western Snowpack Map, April 2012


I wonder how much difference Tuesday's snow made along the southern Colorado mountains. Ten inches fell at our foothills location, with twice that up higher, according to a friend on the county road crew. All maps from the National Water and Climate Center.

2 comments:

Peculiar said...

Chas, you can get updated-daily versions via the links at www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/gis/snow.html. They present a little differently than the monthly ones, so it's not quite apples to apples. My take is that the recent storm basically held the Sangres (both NM and CO) steady, but didn't seem to add much. NM's numbers have just plummeted from pretty good to almost nothing in the last two weeks of heat.

Chas Clifton said...

I do watch a couple of Snotel sites individually, but I see that that page lets you watch all of them at once, which is interesting.

Unfortunately, "our" mountain range does not rate a site, so the only way to get a feeling for the snow pack is to go up and look.