It’s no secret this winter has been short on snow...just ask any skier or rider. Now statistics are starting to back up those anecdotal accounts. Snowpack levels across Colorado are trending well below average. And with no winter storms on the horizon, it looks like it might stay that way.
The recent stretch of warm, sunny weather in northern Colorado is taking a toll on the state’s already lagging snowpack. Despite modest gains from several February storms, forecasters say the snowpack is shrinking with each warm day.
Across much of Colorado, Utah, Montana and northern California, the snowpack is at less than half the average. There are concerns the skimpy snowpack won't fill the reservoirs and rivers. Millions of people depend on melting snow for their drinking water and farms.