Record snowfall in Western Colorado

Two passes between Durango and Silverton have received more snow this month than any other January since at least 1993, when records began.

27 Jan 2017 – Coal Bank Pass has received 151½ inches (384 cm) of snow so far this month, far surpassing its previous record of 136 inches (345 cm).

Molas Pass has received 145 inches (368 cm) this month, compared with its previous record of 142 inches (361 cm).

Red Mountain Pass – 25 Jan 2017 – Photo courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

On Red Mountain Pass, which received about 18 inches (45 cm) of snow during a three-day storm earlier this week, conditions were so dangerous and visibility so poor that avalanche-control crews were unable to work until Wednesday.

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

5 thoughts on “Record snowfall in Western Colorado”

  1. Its a real pity that modern records only started during 1993 during the start of rise to Solar Max during SC 24.
    It’s a real pity that modern electronic records only started during 1993 during the start of rise to Solar Max during SC 24.
    It’s an even greater pity we do not have expert witness of the conditions of snow depths during Gleissberg 1890 to 1914 or Dalton the previous Grand Solar Minimum. We might find a climate trend in them which turns warming alarmism on its head.
    But when it snows it’s just weather, when the world average temperature rises by .07C within the range of error, it’s a calamity caused by using carbon as an energy source to power our civilisation and the technology which supports it.

  2. i dont get it..
    usa been settled for what near 400yrs now???
    and no records for that spot til 1993 kept?
    or is it just records noaa/nasa whoever want to use?

    • I did say in a post which hasn’t been published yet by Robert that electronic records started in 1993 for this area. With NOAA storing data from the 1970, for which they have gleefully altered to suit the political narrative of Democrat Gullible Warming and carbon credits.
      There are many documented news stories plus monochrome pictures from the 1890-1914 Gleissberg, cool sun period.
      Most of western world paper based low temperatures, snow depth, or river ice records stem from that period. They are there, but they need collating into an honest data set, where snake oil selling Climate Ologists can’t alter them. Even the Sun spot records have been altered to hide the Medieval Warm Period.
      We have no accurate paper records for the Dalton period GSM period only proxy cold records from ice cores, only its going to get much colder than Gleissberg.

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