Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Snow Nerds and Summer Skiers

This morning I took a peek at the Upper Colorado River Basin SNOTEL Snow Precipitation Update Report. Specifically I was checking out the Grizzly Peak Snotel site. This is a federal government snow measuring site just across the road from A-Basin. It gives a good indication of seasonal snowfall in the the Snake River Basin. As of May 14, the snowpack or Snow Water Equivalent, is 175% of the long term average. The Water Year to Date Precipitation is 126% of the long term average. The water year starts October 1. This tells us two things. 1) This water year we have seen a lot of precipitation, and 2) the heavy precipitation, the late season precipitation and the cooler weather has created a very unseasonably deep snowpack. The outlook for summer skiing.........GOOD.

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/reports/UpdateReport.html?textReport=Upper+Colorado+River+Basin&textRptKey=16&textFormat=SNOTEL+Snow%2FPrecipitation+Update+Report&StateList=Select+a+State&RegionList=16&SpecialList=Select+a+Special+Report&MonthList=May&DayList=14&YearList=2014&FormatList=N0&OutputFormatList=HTML&textMonth=May&textDay=14&CompYearList=select+a+year




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't tell by your post; Is Pali open this Wed.,Thurs.,Fri?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Pali Lift and Trail are open today and should be open for several more days.

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO My Birthday weekend at the Basin is secure, Thanks Alan ! And Maybe, just Maybe another July 4th ?