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908Silverton Snow Report

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  • Charles T. Thorn
    May 14, 2004
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      Hello All,

      Below is the Silverton snow report as of May first. April was fairly
      wet in the San Juans with about 30 inches of snow at Silverton. From
      various San Juan Mountain SNOTEL sites, the snow water content is
      very close to normal for this time of year.

      I was in Silverton over the May 8-9 weekend and there was a lot of
      snow in the north facing tree slopes and above treeline. Many
      avalanches had recently run on the higher slopes. There was even
      snow in town, especially on the north sides of houses, from the heavy
      snowfall on about April 30th. The Coal Bank Hill (10,600+') snow
      gauge showed 1.5 feet of snow and water was running off the hills all
      around. The Mineral Creek crossing was not particularly high but, it
      was very COLD. However, the Uncompaghre River was dirty and really
      roiling.

      I'm looking forward to July.

      Unofficial Seasonal Snowfall in Inches
      Silverton, CO, Elevation 9320
      Year Dec1 Jan1 Feb1 Mar1
      Apr1 May1 Jun1
      91-92 51.75 66.25 76.25 91.25 124.75 131.25 131.25
      92-93 39.5 64 140 228 249 265 272.5
      93-94 22 34 44.5 80 89 128.5 130.5
      94-95 71 85.5 115 147 207.5 224 242.5
      95-96 21 34 77 105.5 121 133 133
      96-97 48.5 78 132.5 153 160 178 179
      97-98 30 49 71.5 84.5 125 144.5 150
      98-99 46.1 62 89.6 102.4 114.2 159 190.4
      99-00 3.0 18.1 42.5 83.2 152.4 165.5 165.5
      00-01 32.8 51.5 79.4 114.0 137.3 169.3 184.6
      01-02 20.4 42.5 48.2 66.4 72.5 75.7 75.7
      02-03 46.7 65.2 86.4 110.6 128.6 138.9 142.7
      03-04 31 60 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2


      Charlie Thorn
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