Events/Trails LCDC 2019 - 5th Anniversary

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Interesting graphic I saw today on the Rising Sun forum:
I was actually just reading a discussion on these numbers. Normally the height of statewide snowpack occurs around April 5, these numbers are a little misleading since they are a percentage compared to the "normal" value on a specific date. A late holding snowpack will always inflate these % of normal #s, so these %s will actually continue to increase if melt stays slow even without additional snowfall (even though this year's peak SWE was "only" 145% of normal for the Gunnison Basin). If you compare today's SWE Gunnison Basin # to last year's, today's is 2700% more, ha! That said, statewide ~35% of the snowpack has melted.

81" snow depth reported at Red Mountain Pass this AM, down from 85" 2 days ago during the recent storm.
 

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Here’s another interesting graph...
See cutout for comparison to last year in particular.
State-wide, last several years compared, also normal peak date and normal average, etc.
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Check out the percentage compared to *last year.*
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Interesting that it currently sits at 87% of this season’s peak...where normally it’s already down to just 35% of a given year’s peak depth. So not only is it really high, but it is staying nearer that high, percentage wise.

:) On the bright side... last year was unusually low. So comparing to last year is more drastic than comparing to an average year.
 
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I was actually just reading a discussion on these numbers. Normally the height of statewide snowpack occurs around April 5, these numbers are a little misleading since they are a percentage compared to the "normal" value on a specific date. A late holding snowpack will always inflate these % of normal #s, so these %s will actually continue to increase if melt stays slow even without additional snowfall (even though this year's peak SWE was "only" 145% of normal for the Gunnison Basin). If you compare today's SWE Gunnison Basin # to last year's, today's is 2700% more, ha! That said, statewide ~35% of the snowpack has melted.

81" snow depth reported at Red Mountain Pass this AM, down from 85" 2 days ago during the recent storm.

Here’s another interesting graph...
See cutout for comparison to last year in particular.
State-wide, last several years compared, also normal peak date and normal average, etc.
View attachment 1984585

Check out the percentage compared to *last year.*
View attachment 1984586

Interesting that it currently sits at 87% of this season’s peak...where normally it’s already down to just 35% of a given year’s peak depth. So not only is it really high, but it is staying nearer that high, percentage wise.

:) On the bright side... last year was unusually low. So comparing to last year is more drastic than comparing to an average year.
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Helpful update to Sched app released.
See below, and head over to App Store updates. Not sure about Android...but check it out, or click link below photo if on an iPhone or iPad...
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Are you guys doing a pre-lcdc Moab trip?
If this snowpocalypse keeps up we may be commuting to Moab each day. 😜

On a serious note, it looks like Lake City is looking for volunteers to help with sandbagging in advance of potential flooding for any locals in the region.

 
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