Earlier this week I saw on the local NEWS that Colorado is hanging around 73% of our normal snowpack. Looks like Alaska is getting all the snow for now and Seattle is getting hit as I write this.
The Rocky Mountain snowpack is vital to Western US States for their water supply. Just ask Nevada and California since they get a lot of their water from Colorado snow runoff. If we don’t have snow we will likely have a drought this summer. Farmers were on the NEWS last night talking about the possibility of changing up their normal summer crops if we don’t get more snow soon. Pretty scary stuff. Yep it also means higher food prices. Even if the rest of the country is getting plenty of water for crops they will find a way or reason to jack up food prices if there is a drought. You just know they will.
I’m writing about this for selfish personal reasons more than anything…I want an 18 inch powder day of skiing. Just like everyone else on the Front Range. We are all house bound for the lack of snow in the hills and the usual winter activities we all enjoy are limited without DEEP snow. I went snowshoeing last week with the kids and up at 10,000 feet elevation and there was less snow there than here at my home in Parker, Colorado. Sad.
When will it be our turn? Who knows but if the storm currently sitting over Seattle moves this way if could help us a lot. If not then I guess we will all be looking forward to the huge Spring snows to get out and enjoy deep powder in Colorado.