Happy Holidays!

I would like to wish the entire spotter network a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas! Thanks to all the spotters and their dedication to severe and winter weather reports this past year. You all make our jobs easier while providing valuable information. We will chat again around the New Year.  

Snowpack: The snowpack in the Northern mountains continues to fall, however the hope is that upcoming snowfall during the next week will increase snowpack levels to near normal by Christmas in the Northern Mountains.

  • The snowpack in the Northern mountains continues to fall due to the dry December so far. As of December 18th, the South Platte River Basin snowpack is at 85% of normal.
    The Southern mountains of Colorado, including the San Juans are still running quite below normal, around 63% of normal.

Forecast Outlook:  through Christmas week

  • Mountain snowfall is expected to increase this weekend through early next week.
  • There will be a chance of snow across lower elevations late Sunday and Monday, and again around Christmas day and Friday. Temperatures will be turning colder during Christmas week.

 Monthly and Seasonal Snowfall: Snowfall tables and maps have been updated through November 2014

If you reported snowfall in November, please send an email to scott.entrekin@noaa.gov.  

  • Here is the link for the new snow season. Please make sure all your station information is correct.  http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/?n=sno1415 (updated 12/19)
  • If you would like your station added to the 2014-15 snow season, please send me a quick e-mail with station name, elevation, and location to scott.entrekin@noaa.gov                                                                              

New Submit Storm Report Form Available!

  • There is a new and improved spotter report from on the upper left hand corner of our home page, with the link at www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php.
  • The old report form will still be availabe from our SKYWARN page at www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/awebphp/svrrport.php. For now you can use either one as both forms will send your reports in real time to one of our staff. Let us know what you think of the new page. Comments can be directed to scott.entrekin@noaa.gov

Previous News:  

  • 2014 Spotter training: 1,287 spotters were trained during 2014! Thanks for attending! 
  • If you have moved and changed addresses or phone numbers,  please send me a quick note with the change to scott.entrekin@noaa.gov.
  • Spotter news can be found from the top of our web page in the News of the Day. 
  • The E-Spotter site has been disabled.  Please submit reports via the Bou/Denver web page or use the 800 line.

        Thanks for all your continuing support in the Spotter Program. Scott Entrekin

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