It’s great to see all of the basins above average! The West Slope is in great shape!
Saturday – 1 Apr 2023 – 8:30am
The average low for March is 15 and the average high is 49. The record high of 73 occurred on 19 March 1907. The record low of -25 occurred on 1 March 1913. Precip averages 1.77″ in March with 19.5″ of snow. Wolf Creek Pass averages 4.9″ of liquid equivalent and 75.8″ of snow.
How did we do?
Snowpack, Drought, River flow, and lake levels…
The average low for April is 24 and the average high is 59. The record high of 81 occurred on 30 Apr 1931. The record low of -4 occurred on 1 Apr 1980. Precip averages 1.38″ in April with 6.3″ of snow – our third driest month. Wolf Creek Pass averages 3.42″ of liquid equivalent and 44.8″ of snow.
And what do we expect?
Arleen is the expert and this is what she expects…
Awe… Transition season… What good fun! Snow is trying to melt however, we’ll see a few fresh inches throughout the month. As always, the snow will melt and the mud will take over. The first week will be unsettled with a few weak systems moving through. We’ll have about 10 dry, warm days in the middle of the month and end with a few weak systems moving though at the end of the month. April will be just about average for precipitation and temperature. Precip only averages 1.38″ in April so if just one systems over-performs, we could be above average. We’ll start out cooler than average and adjust upwards into the middle of the month. With all the snow in the high country, the afternoon winds will set up and keep us from getting too warm.
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Terrific summary, you all do a great job!
Fantastic update Shawn! The amt of time you, Arleen, and Mark spend on keeping the rest of us informed is truly appreciated!
Our pleasure! We’re very grateful to live in this wonderful community and have such great support!