VIDEO: Still time to make up snowpack deficit

Assistant State Climatologist Becky Bolinger shares an update on mountain snowpack conditions and what they portend for the rest of winter. Video by Ron Bend. 

The climatologists at the Colorado Climate Center, housed at Colorado State University, are faithful watchers of drought conditions throughout the state and surrounding region. That includes a constant read on Colorado’s snowpack – a key driver of spring runoff and water supplies for the Intermountain West.

As the state’s preeminent experts on weather and climate in Colorado and the Upper Colorado River Basin, the climate center produces weekly drought updates, posted on Tuesdays. They provide these updates to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which publishes the nation’s latest drought depictions every Thursday.