[Cdt-l] Chama, NM snowpack update site

dana eyde landofcochise at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 14:50:25 CST 2013

Someone asked today about where, on the Web, to monitor snowpack levels in
the area of Chama (for a probable 2014 nobo hike).  This the site i found:

So for the readings for today, Nov 25th, the site shows that at Cumbres
Trestle (which i assume is the pass, because it shows the elevation as
10040 ft)......the snow water equivalent is 6.9 inches, which is a big 47%
above the historical mean for Cumbres Trestle for all November 25ths since
they've been taking readings.  That 6.9 reading is snow water
equivalent......so that means there the snow depth, if you poked it with a
long stick, could be 20-30 inches....at the pass, since this snow, so new
in the season, is less compressed than snow in late Spring.

I hope this has been helpful (and accurate!).  For 2014 northbounders,
there's a whole Colorado SNOTEL site at
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Colorado/colorado.html  with which to
keep an eye on snow levels .. .......(and how they are doing versus
historical averages/means)

best wishes,
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