Colorado’s snowpack is getting closer to normal after an unseasonably cool and wet April.
As fire rages in Southern California, most of Colorado has experienced a cool and very wet spring. The snowpack sits at about average for the northern two-thirds of the state.
People who live in Boulder won’t be subject to watering restrictions thanks to recent snowstorms.
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.”