For most of Colorado's ski season, the snowpack has been at or above average. But a dry February (categorized by the question, "hey- what happened to El Niño") has caused the statewide snowpack to drop below its median level for the first time in 2016. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the snowpack as of Tuesday was 97 percent of normal and 94 percent of the average.
But it's not all bad news; compared to this same time last year, the snowpack is about 14 percent greater. And get ready, because the dry weather is ending and the snow is about to return.