Vail Daily column: Good news for skiers, and good news for rivers

27th January, 2016 by

By Edward Stoner

An assumption could be made that Coloradans are more attuned to their weather surroundings than are most other people in the country. That’s why the words “El Nino” inspire such a sense of hope and anticipation when uttered to the wishful ears of ski-hungry Coloradans. Instead of visions of sugarplums, it’s visions of pow days dancing around in our Coloradan heads in the latter part of December. There’s also the water quantity issues out there that have many Coloradans looking for hope wherever they can. But, does El Nino really have a significant effect on Colorado’s weather? The answer is …

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