No question mark. We awoke to snow this morning. Our camera’s busted, so I refer you to Coco for a look. The staff
empricist empiricist here at Inkstain reports 1-3/4 inch on the various flat bits in the backyard. The water equivalent at the airport is a tenth of an inch. Those of you living in more arduous climates will no doubt scoff at a storm of this magnitude qualifying as “storm of the winter,” but we’ll take it. It’s the first measurable precipitation here since Jan. 25.
Most importantly, according to the Snotel stations, we had up to an inch of snow water equivalent. Snow water equivalent is the water there is when the show’s melted, which is what matters for water supplies. Actual snow depth was more than 7 inches at Chamita and more than a foot of snow at the Grayback station in southern Colorado.