Precipitation during 2013 tops annual average by 1.88 inches

Snow continues to pile up around the county as seen here Monday at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets in Meeker. Some areas received another nine inches of snow recently. Already the county is off to a quick start on the new precipitation year with more than 25 inches in some parts of the surrounding mountains.

Snow continues to pile up around the county as seen here Monday at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets in Meeker. Some areas received another nine inches of snow recently. Already the county is off to a quick start on the new precipitation year with more than 25 inches in some parts of the surrounding mountains.
Snow continues to pile up around the county as seen here Monday at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets in Meeker. Some areas received another nine inches of snow recently. Already the county is off to a quick start on the new precipitation year with more than 25 inches in some parts of the surrounding mountains.
MEEKER I Precipitation in Rio Blanco County surpassed its annual normal depth in early November and finished 2013 nearly two inches ahead of the average annual measurement for the area.
The .94 inches of precipitation reported at Meeker Airport in December 2013 was actually down by .17 of an inch from the annual monthly average, but that amount put the county ahead of the average annual precipitation recorded for a year by 1.88 inches — at 17.94 inches compared to an average of 16.06 inches. That high amount is in comparison with 2012, when a total of only 9.16 inches of precipitation was reported for the year.
As of Monday, there were 23 inches of snow reported at Burro Mountain, 12 inches at Bison Lake and 29 inches at Trappers Lake, the three closest sites indicative of area snowfall.