Chart Credit: USDA, NRCS.

Chart Credit: USDA, NRCS.

After weekend snowfall, Colorado's statewide snowpack is ahead of what is typically seen on this date of the year, with nearly all regions of the state near or above the median to-date snowpack from 1981 to 2010.

Statewide, snowpack is at 109 percent of the median with 143 days until the median peak.

November 16 Snow Water Equivalent. Chart Credit: USDA, NRCS.

Chart Credit: USDA, NRCS.

The Upper Rio Grande region has seen unusually high snow totals, bringing this part of the state to 145 percent of the median November 16 snowpack. The southwestern San Miguel, Dolores, Animas, and San Juan region is also above the median snowpack, currently at 114 percent.

The rest of the state is right around the median, ranging from 97 percent to 109 percent of the median snowpack with the exception of the Gunnison region in the west. This area is the furthest below median snowpack at 86 percent. 

This news comes on the heels of a storm that dropped about a foot of snow in some parts of Colorado. See weekend snow totals here.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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