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How Does This Year's Snowpack Compare With Previous Years?

by Herb Grote
This year's snow pack reached its peak in the beginning of February. The peak was around 32 inches. The measuremnet is made near the club house. Snowpack varies across the subdivision. The highest snowpack level in the last 14 years was in 2008 when the snowpack reached 34 inches. Based on data over the the last 14 years, we can expect the peak snowfall to occur near the end of February. Typically, we can expect a snowpack of about 15 inches. The light-blue dashed line in the graph depicts the average snowpack over the last 14 years.
(Data from National Operational Hydrological Remote Sensing Center maps)