Thanks to the recent storms Colorado’s snowpack is looking much better. Less than a month ago the statewide average was 79 percent of where it should be. Now it’s at 92 percent of normal.
As of Tuesday, Denver has picked up about 20 inches of snow for the month of April. In an average April, Denver normally picks up about 6.5 inches of snow.
Dust blown in from the Southwest settled on snow over many of Colorado’s mountains during this week’s storm and will eventually affect how fast the snowpack melts and possibly how much water the state can hold onto.
With snow piling up in the high country and along the Front Range, Colorado’s snowpack is also growing.
Tough watering restrictions will remain in place this summer for Denver Water customers despite this week’s snowstorms.
A slow moving spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of the Rockies and the Plains, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south.
Colorado can be a land of extremes when it comes to weather, with radical temperature swings and sudden storms. Learn more about it, and watch video from the CBS4 special “Eye on the Storm.”
Up to 16 inches of snow fell in some parts of the Denver metro area over the weekend. With temperatures staying below freezing for a few days side streets could stay icy for a while.
Brown stalks of corn sliced off a few inches above the ground stretch across a field at Ackerman Farms north of Fort Collins, where Eldon Ackerman’s family has farmed since 1928.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center stays stability tests are not inspiring confidence in the snowpack.