Snowpack news

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From The Denver Post (Kirk Mitchell):

Up to 30 inches of snow fell near the Continental Divide and most of the Denver metro area got between 2 and 3 inches of moisture, said Kyle Fredin, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder. “Farmers like this kind of stuff,” Fredin said. “It was slow and steady. Once we heat up, it’ll green up real fast.

From The Aspen Times:

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 7 inches of new snow fell overnight Thursday on Aspen Mountain, which opens for two final days of skiing on Saturday and Sunday. The weather service is calling for 10 to 20 inches in the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen by noon on Saturday, when a winter storm warning is set to expire…

Although the low-pressure system causing the storms was drifting east toward Kansas, up to a half-foot of snow was forecast overnight for the mountains west of Colorado Springs. Water levels in several creeks and rivers in the Denver area were close to overflowing. A flood warning was issued for the South Platte River north of Denver.

From the Boulder Daily Camera (Erica Meltzer):

With 2.6 inches of snow so far this month, Boulder is well behind the April average of a foot of snow, Kelsch said. That puts the total snowfall for the 2009-10 season at 125.5 inches, the seventh snowiest winter on record. The snowiest winter ever was 1908-09, with 142.9 inches. Boulder’s two snowpack locations in the Silver Lake watershed measured at 70 percent and 77 percent of the long-term averages on March 31, said Ned Williams, director of public works for utilities. The snowpack won’t be measured again until the end of the month. While snowfall has been below average this April, this week’s rains already have put the city at 2.86 inches of rain for the month, Kelsch said. The average for the month is 3 inches.

From the Pikes Peak Courier View:

Woodland Park recieved six inches overnight, while Cripple Creek and other parts of the county have been hit by between eight and 12 inches.

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