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Checking in on the Snowpack After the West's Latest Storms

After weeks of dry weather in January and most of February, the west finally stole some of the East Coast's thunder. California, Colorado, and northern New Mexico benefitted the most from the latest round of storms, so we decided it was a good moment to check in on the current snowpack.

Compared to previous month's snowpack maps, resorts in Southwest Colorado and Taos are looking much better, but note that poor Tahoe still needs a lot of snow to pull out of the awful drought that they are having.

The northern mountains in Colorado are still winning the season, now standing at about 111% of normal, but things still haven't turned around for Oregon and Washington where winter has been all about the rain, not snow.

Keep those snow dances going, there is still plenty of skiing to be had this spring!

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