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  • Charles T. Thorn
    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
    Message 1 of 12 , May 14 9:50 AM
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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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    • Charles T. Thorn
      Below is the Silverton snow report as of the end of 2004. In order to provide a comparison, I ve inserted a line to show the average snowfall for the previous
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 16, 2005
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        Below is the Silverton snow report as of the end of 2004. In order
        to provide a comparison, I've inserted a line to show the average
        snowfall for the previous Hardrock years.

        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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6

        Past years'
        averages = 35.7 54.6 84.5 115.9 141.2 161.2 167.9

        04-05 34.7 45.3

        Charlie Thorn
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      • Charles T. Thorn
        Hello Hardrockers, The Silverton newspaper reported one of the highest January snowfalls on record. As you can see below, there was a lot of snow. The San
        Message 3 of 12 , Feb 12, 2005
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          Hello Hardrockers,

          The Silverton newspaper reported one of the highest January snowfalls
          on record. As you can see below, there was a lot of snow. The San
          Juan Mountains have well above the normal snowpack. There's a lot of
          snow up there. I can't wait to see how much remains for the run but,
          I'm already thinking about going up Virginius this year.

          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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6
          Past years'
          averages = 35.7 54.6 84.5 115.9 141.2 161.2 167.9

          04-05 34.7 45.3 114.9

          Charlie Thorn
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        • Charles T. Thorn
          Below is the Silverton snow report as of April 1st. The snowpack across the San Juans is roughly 1.3 times normal. However, snowpack has begun to decrease in
          Message 4 of 12 , Apr 21, 2005
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            Below is the Silverton snow report as of April 1st. The snowpack
            across the San Juans is roughly 1.3 times normal. However, snowpack
            has begun to decrease in the last week. Long range forecasts
            indicate about normal temperatures and precipitation for the next
            three months.

            SNOTEL is a great web site that provides real time measures of
            temperatures, snowpack, and precip. It's at:
            http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/snotel/snoareas.html

            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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6
            Past years'
            averages = 35.7 54.6 84.5 115.9 141.2 161.2 167.9

            04-05 34.7 45.3 114.9 153.6 177.6

            Charlie Thorn
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          • Charles T. Thorn
            Ok, folks. Here it is, the latest snow report from Silverton. Looks like there is still snow in the high country. Rumor has it that there is a bit of
            Message 5 of 12 , May 13 4:28 PM
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              Ok, folks. Here it is, the latest snow report from Silverton. Looks
              like there is still snow in the high country. Rumor has it that
              there is a bit of melting, too.

              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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6
              Past years'
              averages = 35.7 54.6 84.5 115.9 141.2 161.2 167.9

              04-05 34.7 45.3 114.9 153.6 177.6 194.7

              Charlie Thorn
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            • Charles T. Thorn
              Hello everyone, Below is the first Hardrock snow report for this season. It s as plain as the nose on your snowman that there just isn t much snow so far in
              Message 6 of 12 , Dec 13, 2005
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                Hello everyone,

                Below is the first Hardrock snow report for this season. It's as
                plain as the nose on your snowman that there just isn't much snow so
                far in Silverton. We'll have to wait to see what the rest of the
                winter brings.

                I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.

                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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6
                04-05 34.7 45.3 114.9 153.6 177.6 194.7 196.2
                Past years'
                averages = 35.6 54 86.7 118.6 143.8 163.6 170

                05-06 5.6

                Charlie Thorn
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              • Charles T. Thorn
                Ok folks, below is the Silverton Snow Report up through December. Unofficial Seasonal Snowfall in Inches Silverton, CO, Elevation 9320 Year Dec1 Jan1
                Message 7 of 12 , Jan 19, 2006
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                  Ok folks, below is the Silverton Snow Report up through December.

                  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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6
                  04-05 34.7 45.3 114.9 153.6 177.6 194.7 196.2
                  Past years'
                  averages = 35.6 54 86.7 118.6 143.8 163.6 170
                  05-06 5.6 28.6


                  Charlie Thorn
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                • Charles T. Thorn
                  All, Here it is. The Mineral Creek Snotel web site provides a graphic showing the past two years compared to normal at:
                  Message 8 of 12 , Mar 8, 2007
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                    All,

                    Here it is. The Mineral Creek Snotel web site provides a graphic
                    showing the past two years compared to normal at:
                    http://www.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrds/wsc/snotel/07M14S.html

                    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 95.9 140.9 154.6 183.2 185.6
                    04-05 34.7 45.3 114.9 153.6 177.6 194.7 196.2
                    05-06 17.7 30.6 41.6 65.5 114.4 missing missing

                    Past years'
                    averages = 34.4 52.4 83.7 115.1 141.9 163.6 170
                    06-07 51.9 71.5 84.9 107.5

                    Charlie Thorn
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