February had least snowfall in 30 years

7th March, 2016 by

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Lots of early snow is a very good thing. Despite the lowest snowfall numbers in at least 30 years, snowpack is holding up well across Colorado’s Western Slope.How dry was February? The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s snow measurement stations at Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain recorded just more than 50 percent of the average snowfall for the past 30 years — 58 and 54 percent, respectively.That’s still better than other areas around the Western Slope. The measurement site at Schofield Pass, between Aspen and Crested Butte, reported only 33 percent of the historic average during February.Despite a …

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