March 14, 2008

2007-2008 Colorado Snowpack Update; Steamboat Set To Break Season Record Snowfall

How 2008 (in black) fares against the trend lines from the previous three years, as well as the average:



And from a few days ago, a look at snowpack across the West:



More snow news--Steamboat is about to break its season record, with more than a month of good snow season left:
The Steamboat ski area was less than a foot away from setting its all-time record for inches in a season, and could break the record any hour now.

The city of Steamboat Springs is expecting 10 to 14 inches of snow today, National Weather Service meteorologist Ken Ludington said. "It looks good, if you really want to break that record," Ludington told the Steamboat Pilot newspaper.

Steamboat's all-time record is 447.75 inches, set in 1996-97, said Heidi Thomsen, a spokeswoman for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

As of Thursday, Steamboat had 438 inches of snow — that's 36 1/2 feet of the white stuff. By midafternoon the resort was reporting 7 inches of new snow in the past day.

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