Snowfall lagging so far this year
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY —Snowfall lagged below average in November at both local National Weather Service observation sites, with weather watcher Rick Bly measuring 14.81 inches at his station in downtown Breckenridge, about 22 percent below the average reading for the month, at 20.89 inches.
In Dillon, where Denver Water personnel measure snowfall, the monthly total was 10.5 inches, compared to the historic average of 15.3 inches.
Bly said wind events during November made the snowfall measurement somewhat problematic, explaining that the snow-water equivalent of the monthly snowfall was a little closer to the average, at 1.15 inches compared to the normal reading of 1.5 inches. (more…)