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Snowpack Measurements on January 1

The technology of snow measurement has turned the trips I made as a young adult in the seventies into a simple keyboard search.  It’s a lot warmer to check the snow pillows from the living room.

Stahl Peak:

Grave Creek:

So 2023 starts with 7.3 inches of snow water equivalent at Grave Creek, and 15.2 inches at Stahl.  At this time in Winter, a little above average, but not enough above to make any reliable projection. 

Looking at the data, it always surprises me how measuring snow depths prepared me for a career in demography,

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