Snowpack news: Upper Arkansas, San Juans get needed snowfall #codrought #cowx




Click on the thumbnail graphics for the February 7 seasonal drought outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, along with the February 1 statewide snowpack map by basin from the NRCS and the current US Drought Monitor map. The seasonal drought outlook shows some hopeful news for the Four Corners region.

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Tracy Harmon):

Welcome snow fell in the Upper Arkansas River Valley Monday, bringing 5 inches to Canon City and closing schools in Canon City, Florence and Penrose. Custer County residents reported 4 inches of snow and were bracing for another 8 to 12 inches expected to fall today. Salida residents also reported 4 inches of snow and there were 3 inches of snow in Buena Vista and 2 inches in Maysville. Monarch Mountain reported 1 inch of new snow. Around the San Luis Valley, the snowstorm continued to bury the eastern San Juan Mountains, as Wolf Creek Ski Area reported 23 inches of snow Monday morning from the previous 24 hours.

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