NRCS seeks helpers to measure snow

RBC I The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado is currently working with cooperators who have pledged their assistance to help measure manual snow survey courses.

Snowpack nears normal for year

RBC I A cool and wet three weeks has brought a large change to the White River Basin snowpack and precipitation situation, with the three major reporting stations relevant to Rio Blanco County much closer to average for the year than they were four weeks ago.

Snowpack below normal for year

RBC I Snowpack and precipitation levels are low in the White River Basin and there is some concern at this time, a local U.S. Forest Service official said Friday.

Colorado’s snowpack remains well below average

snowpack table

RBC I Snowpack accumulation during January can simply be summed up as; better late than never! Weather patterns in Colorado were largely dominated by high pressure systems this past month and things remained dry throughout most of January.

Snowpack remains below average

RBC I January saw the Pacific jet stream finally begin to shift southward; by mid January it had positioned itself over southern Wyoming and northern and central Colorado bringing much needed precipitation to basins west of the Continental Divide.