Steamboat Springs snowfall in December among top recorded totals
Ryan Summerlin January 1, 2013
Steamboat Springs – It’s been a good month for snow in Steamboat Springs – a really good month.
December’s snowfall even could be called historic.
Steamboat weather observer Art Judson has measured 66.9 inches of snow this month at his station between downtown and the mountain, which is good enough for the sixth-highest December total according to data from the Western Regional Climate Center for the period of record.
The National Weather Service’s station in Steamboat has measured 67.2 inches of snow this month. That would be enough for sixth on the list.
Steamboat Ski Area’s snowfall total for the month also puts it sixth on the all-time list with 105.25 inches as of Monday.
The ski area’s December numbers also put it among the leading resorts in Colorado as far as snowfall.
Steamboat’s 136.75 inches of total snowfall as of Monday tops Wolf Creek’s 127 inches, despite Wolf Creek having 2 inches on Steamboat’s 44 inch mid-mountain base.
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