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#1751
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

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I have always thought that this is the biggest factor.  Since the lake is 1/3 of the size it was in the 1980's, I wonder what lake level the 10% is based on?   The lake definitely has a smaller effect the smaller the surface area is.  

 

With a growing population in an already arid area, a 10% loss in average precipitation/snowpack  could have a huge effect on the area.

 

Snowfall has decreased greatly in the last decade in the Salt Lake City area; more so than the surrounding regions.  Lower lake levels definitely contributed some of this, but I wonder how much?

One of my professors at the U of U has done some studies on the factors that affect lake effect, I will try and find those papers as they may interest you. I recall that he found that pattern is much more important than lake size, but even so, its clear that the smaller lake means less intense lake effect at the least, and we've seen that the last few years.

I don't know what period the 10% is based on off hand, but I would also be interesting in seeing how much as well. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#1752
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

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Complicated forecast over the next 48 hours here. Strong cold front moves through this evening bringing heavy rain changing over to snow. The big question is when. NWS seems to think snow levels will not drop until most of the moisture moves through with a dusting to 1" at best. Most of the models show a switch over to snow by 10pm with accumulating snow beginning around 2am.

 

I think we'll see heavy enough precip rates to get 1-3" of snowfall tonight/tomorrow morning.

 

Another shortwave moves through tomorrow night which should be all snow and could drop another 2-4" of snowfall. Active April continues.


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Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


#1753
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

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The same cold front will pass through here but it looks dry, big temperature drop though. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#1754
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:46 PM

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After a brief respite at the beginning of the month, we're back to May-like temps and bone dry weather here. Been an exceptionally boring last 90 days.


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#1755
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:49 PM

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I have always thought that this is the biggest factor.  Since the lake is 1/3 of the size it was in the 1980's, I wonder what lake level the 10% is based on?   The lake definitely has a smaller effect the smaller the surface area is.  

 

With a growing population in an already arid area, a 10% loss in average precipitation/snowpack  could have a huge effect on the area.

 

Snowfall has decreased greatly in the last decade in the Salt Lake City area; more so than the surrounding regions.  Lower lake levels definitely contributed some of this, but I wonder how much?

How did the lake shrink by 2/3's? That would be an environmental catastrophe I would think(like Aral sea).



#1756
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:33 PM

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How did the lake shrink by 2/3's? That would be an environmental catastrophe I would think(like Aral sea).

The lake was at its highest level on record in the 1980s (modern times) so it was bound to come down some. However we have had significant drought for several years which is lowering the level, but also more water is being diverted from the rivers for other projects. In the absence of water diversion the lake would be a good deal higher than it is. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#1757
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:59 AM

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Woke up to about 4" of new snow this morning. Once again the NWS here missed this one. As expected, precip rates were high enough for the snow to accumulated at 33-34º during the heaviest precip and then dropped below freezing as the snow continued. Definitely pretty remarkable considering it was 75º yesterday afternoon!

 

Still looks like another shortwave pushes through later this afternoon into tonight that looks to drop another 3-5" of snowfall. 


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Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


#1758
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:01 AM

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Beautiful sunrise this morning!

 

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Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


#1759
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:15 AM

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Woke up to about 4" of new snow this morning. Once again the NWS here missed this one. As expected, precip rates were high enough for the snow to accumulated at 33-34º during the heaviest precip and then dropped below freezing as the snow continued. Definitely pretty remarkable considering it was 75º yesterday afternoon!

 

Still looks like another shortwave pushes through later this afternoon into tonight that looks to drop another 3-5" of snowfall. 

Yea looks like all of the valley got snowfall this time, it snowed quite a bit at the airport it looks like. So how much higher are you than Bozeman proper?



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

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Yea looks like all of the valley got snowfall this time, it snowed quite a bit at the airport it looks like. So how much higher are you than Bozeman proper?

 

The above picture is actually from our condo right in downtown Bozeman at 4,800'. We're building a new home just south of town at 5,350' where it looks like about 6-8" fell. Pretty decent storm!


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

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The above picture is actually from our condo right in downtown Bozeman at 4,800'. We're building a new home just south of town at 5,350' where it looks like about 6-8" fell. Pretty decent storm!

Nice! Looks like Butte got a decent dump(.4 qpf), maybe their biggest this season. Has to be a frustrating winter there, so cold and so dry.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:34 AM

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Another 3" of new snow fell here last night. Temps have really dropped off this morning, currently 20º.

 

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Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:47 PM

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Another 3" of new snow fell here last night. Temps have really dropped off this morning, currently 20º.

 

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I swear you've seen more snow this April than Snowbowl has.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:27 PM

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I swear you've seen more snow this April than Snowbowl has.

 

Yeah it's been a decently active month but still nowhere even close to 2009 or 2011 on a snowfall perspective.


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

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Next storm system rolls in tomorrow. Looking for thunderstorms and a few hours of moderate rain tomorrow, most models going 3/4-1" of precip. 

A short break, with another 1/4" or so on Thursday. This has been a nice spring for rain and it looks to continue. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#1766
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:25 AM

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Next storm system rolls in tomorrow. Looking for thunderstorms and a few hours of moderate rain tomorrow, most models going 3/4-1" of precip.

A short break, with another 1/4" or so on Thursday. This has been a nice spring for rain and it looks to continue.


Plentiful precip is always welcome in the inter mountain west

Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

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Plentiful precip is always welcome in the inter mountain west

I've gotten so used to drought here its fun to have actual wet weather again! I think this will continue into mid May or so before things start to shut down for the summer. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#1768
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:52 AM

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Only about 1.4" of precip here since Feb 1. Average is about 3.5".

 

So far, this Feb/Mar/Apr is third driest on record at DEN, behind 2002 and 1982. 2002 ended up being the second driest year in DEN history. 1982 went on to be fairly wet the rest of the year.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:55 PM

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Getting at least a little precip about every other day here this month. 1.5" of precip this month with much more on the way over the next several days. Really starting to green up nicely out there now. 

 

Models are even beginning to hint at another decent snowstorm Thursday night into Friday morning. 


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:28 PM

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I had 2/3" of rain yesterday with some thunderstorms. Next chance of showers tomorrow. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#1771
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

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I had 2/3" of rain yesterday with some thunderstorms. Next chance of showers tomorrow.


Nice. I'm on the wrong side of the mountains this year. Though it does look like we may get some showers over the next couple days.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:44 PM

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Nice. I'm on the wrong side of the mountains this year. Though it does look like we may get some showers over the next couple days.

 

I've had 5.91" of rain in the last month. It's about as good as it gets around here and looks to continue the next 10+ days. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:48 PM

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I've had 5.91" of rain in the last month. It's about as good as it gets around here and looks to continue the next 10+ days. 

 

Wow, I just assumed that Utah was as dry as SoCal in March.

 

Lots of snow melt

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:16 PM

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Snow melt is conspicuous in Colorado but not as bad as New Mexico & Arizona



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

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Ended up with another 1/4" of rain yesterday. It will be dry for a few days, but I've had 6.16" in the last month now.

Should be dry for a few days but another 1-2" of rain will likely fall Mon-Fri next week with a series of storms. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:16 AM

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Still looking like a lot of rain, and perhaps some snow, this week. First chance of showers is this afternoon, but its small. 


BS Atmospheric Science University of Utah May 2015

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--Emphasis on: Forecasting, Mountain Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

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Still looking like a lot of rain, and perhaps some snow, this week. First chance of showers is this afternoon, but its small.


You are still in Provo right?

Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:14 PM

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You are still in Provo right?

I was in Provo from 2010-2013

West Valley City from 2013-2015

Bountiful from 2015 to present.

As far as climate goes, Bountiful has by far been my favorite. Its NNE of Salt Lake City. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

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I was in Provo from 2010-2013
West Valley City from 2013-2015
Bountiful from 2015 to present.

As far as climate goes, Bountiful has by far been my favorite. Its NNE of Salt Lake City.


Bountiful amounts of snow?

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:14 PM

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Bountiful amounts of snow?

 

I am not 100% sure, but I would estimate my house is probably 75 inches or so, but it might actually be higher even. The airport averages like 58 and I know this location is much snowier than there. The PRISM data shows that the airport averages closer to 15" of liquid annually while my area is maybe 23" or so. 

This year the total snow is 51.3" at the airport to my 95", so its been quite different. I didn't keep stats last year to know how much the difference was. I will also add that areas further up the hill are significantly snowier than my house, perhaps 15-30% more snow. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

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Looks like a good snowstorm late Friday into Saturday for the Front Range will happen.  :wub:



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:38 PM

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I had .34" on Monday, looks like the lake will get going overnight along with upper level dynamics improving...could see some decent totals if it all works out. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:03 AM

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The weather in Colorado this season, especially when it comes to snowpack it seems, just can't make up it's mind.

 

The snow season started out very dry, went to extraordinarily wet and then to ext ordinarily dry.    Now it looks like it may shift to a wetter pattern again.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

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Picked up another .58" overnight, with another .1" or so coming before precip shuts off. Brief break before another storm hits tomorrow afternoon.


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:10 AM

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Looks like a good snowstorm late Friday into Saturday for the Front Range will happen. :wub:


Spring finally behaving like Spring.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

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1.00" storm total now (liquid). Should be done until tomorrow. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:33 PM

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The next storm system is here and rain has begun. I think I will see perhaps 1/2" tonight of liquid. Another .1-.2" on Friday. 


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Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:51 PM

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If DEN receives no more snow this season, 2016-17 will go down as their least snowy winter on record with 23.1". Previous record is 24.6", from 2010-11. Of course, that's a little misleading since the current location is less snowy than the previous airport which was further west. The lowest seasonal total for the old location was 26.7" from 1981-82.

 

As of right now, the storm Friday night/Saturday morning looks like it could bring 2-6" to the metro area, and likely save this winter from officially being the least snowy on record. However, a slight change in the track or speed of the ULL could decrease snow amounts...or increase.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:50 AM

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Little bit of a surprise snowstorm here last night. Picked up about 6" of new snow and still coming down. Looks like the snow should continue on and off throughout the day with additional snow tonight as well.

 

Currently 30º, can't believe it's almost May!

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Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 12:06 PM

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I've had some scattered snow/graupel showers off of the lake this morning but nothing too exciting. Ended up with about 1/3" of rain for this storm so far, but should see some more tonight. 


BS Atmospheric Science University of Utah May 2015

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--Emphasis on: Forecasting, Mountain Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

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Off and on rain showers here today. Under WSW for Friday night.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:11 PM

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4-8" predicted for tonight/tomorrow.

 

EDIT: 6-12" now.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:15 PM

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4-8" predicted for tonight/tomorrow.

EDIT: 6-12" now.


Nice!

Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:16 AM

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How much snow did you get Front Ranger?

Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:46 AM

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We picked up another 3" here yesterday giving me a 2 day snow total of 9".

 

Finally getting a dry day here today which have been on short supply this month. We've had measurable precip on 25 days this month.

 

Showers return tomorrow afternoon with another chance of a few inches of snow Monday night and Tuesday.


Cold season 2017/18:

Total snowfall: 8.5"
Largest snowfall: 2.5"
Coldest high: 38ºF
Coldest low: 18ºF

 

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

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I'm about five miles south of downtown Denver, and it looks like 4-5'' of snow fell here. The southern metro got upwards of 8'' and the foothills over a foot. Not bad for late April!

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:30 AM

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I'm about five miles south of downtown Denver, and it looks like 4-5'' of snow fell here. The southern metro got upwards of 8'' and the foothills over a foot. Not bad for late April!

 

Yup, here in Westminster we kind of got screwed for the first part of the storm as there was heavy snow just a few miles south of where I am and nothing here, but now have about 4" on the ground. Still snowing lightly.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 11:12 AM

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Snow has picked up again here over the past hour. Up to 5", temp still just 31.
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:53 AM

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Some interesting stats from yesterday. 

 

DEN set a record low max of 31. In fact, this is the coldest high on record this late. Next closest high below 32 is 4/19.

 

They also recorded 2.4" of snow, which while still less than the vast majority of the metro area, still means 2016-17 is no longer the least snowy season on record.


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