FromThe Aspen Times (Scott Condon) via Glenwood Springs Post Independent:
[Steve] Root has one hell of a winter forecast for Aspen and the mountains of Colorado. It’s not hype, he said, just a look ahead based on evidence from the past…
Root said he sees the winter getting off slowly with lower than usual snowfall this month, but then it will hit with a vengeance. There will be somewhat a lull in mid-winter, then the “opportunity” for a second, prolific peak of snowfall in March and April.
Here are the eye-popping numbers from Root’s forecast:
* He forecasted snowfall 150 to 170 percent of average in November.
* He foresees December to start good and remain good through the holidays. The snowfall for the month will be 190 to 200 percent of average.
* The El Niño effect will likely “wane” in January and February, though Root’s definition…
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