Except for the Arkansas River drainage, snowpack is in good shape.
Wednesday – 1 Feb 2023 – 9:00am
The average low for January is 2 and the average high is 37. The record high of 59 occurred on 1 January 1981. The record low of -42 occurred on 13 January 1963. Precip averages 2.08″ in January with 30.4″ of snow – our snowiest month. Wolf Creek Pass averages 3.67″ of liquid equivalent and 76.1″ of snow.
How did we do?
Snowpack and Drought…
The average low for February is 9 and the average high is 42. The record high of 60 occurred on 27 February 1988. The record low of -39 occurred on 1 February 1916. Precip averages 2.02″ in February with 23.1″ of snow. Wolf Creek Pass averages 4.3″ of liquid equivalent and 68.7″ of snow.
And what do we expect?
Arleen is the expert and this is what she thinks…
The waters in the Pacific equatorial waters continue to warm trending towards to a Neutral ENSO pattern. A neutral pattern means we should see the polar front jet migrate south and see regular lows, frontal systems, and SNOW move through our area every 4 to 10 days. At the same time the MJO favorable enhanced area continues to move around the globe. It should arrive in our area the third week in February. The first two weeks of February we’ll have a couple of systems move through with lighter snow amounts. But the last two weeks of February, I expect a few good systems with impressive snow amounts. February will have above average snow.
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