By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – Talk about an amazing comeback!
With nearly half of the snow accumulation season still to go, Colorado has already received about 75 percent of its annual statewide snowpack.
“Colorado went from one of the lowest levels of snowpack in over 30 years to one of the highest since Nov. 17,” said Brian Domonkos, Colorado Snow Survey Supervisor.
Despite being in a weak La Niña winter, which can sometimes steer the main storm track away from the central Rockies, a persistent jet stream has brought a parade of storms to the state in recent weeks, each one with large amounts of moisture from the Pacific Ocean.
More snow is in the forecast later this week for the mountains as another unsettled weather pattern takes shape.
The latest 90-day outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for no significant trend in temperature or precipitation across Colorado, which basically means anything is possible.
La Niña is expected to end by spring.