Snowpack looks good for the West Slope but eastern Colorado could use a couple of big spring storms.
Monday – 1 May 2023 – 11:00am
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.
How did we do?
Snowpack, Drought, River flow, and lake levels…
The average low for May is 30 and the average high is 68. The record high of 89 occurred on 30 May 1910. The record low of 8 occurred on 1 May 1967. Precip averages 1.26″ in May with 1.1″ of snow – our second driest month. Wolf Creek Pass averages 2.05″ of liquid equivalent and 12.9″ of snow.
And what do we expect?
Arleen is the expert and this is what she expects…
Welcome to spring! May is our second driest month of the year as the polar front jet slowly slips north taking with it areas of low pressure and frontal systems. We’ll see a weak system the end of this week and another in the third week in May. There won’t be strong enough dynamics to give us significant precipitation. We’ll have average precipitation for the month. Temperatures will also be average as we stay under primarily zonal flow.
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