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in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2016-06-21

Jun 22, 2016 11:05 AM # 
Are there still snows lurking here and there, or have they all succumbed?
Jun 22, 2016 2:03 PM # 
I'm not sure; I haven't checked or noticed any of the traditional last-to-melt out snowdrift areas over the past few days.
Jun 22, 2016 11:31 PM # 
The entire West is having the same problem: winter snows are vanishing earlier as global temperatures shoot upward each year.

For instance, the history since 1880 of the March Global Surface Temp Anomalies, as tracked by NOAA, shows that the last four years have been catastrophic on our land masses...not so bad in the middle of the oceans, but still higher each year.

Laramie being in the middle of the continent, is about as Land-influenced as any place.
Jun 23, 2016 12:08 AM # 
If there is still any snow left in the Laramie Range, this would be much *later* than normal, not earlier. Overall, there was much more snow and sticking around much later than normal locally this ending winter season. April and most of May were more winter-like than spring this year.
Jun 23, 2016 3:53 PM # 
Well perhaps much "later" than last year anyways. 2014-15 was an all-time low point in Western Snowpack.

But all of the past 5 years have been below normal snowpack.
Jun 23, 2016 4:31 PM # 
There can be, and often are, very large differences between regional and local observations, and in no way am I implying that what I observe locally here should be extrapolated the Mountain West. We had repeated large, late winter storms in April and May; most other places did not.
Jun 23, 2016 6:13 PM # 
Well, if there's still a little snowbank hiding somewhere on the fourth of July, I want to hear about it. And I want to see pictures.
Jun 23, 2016 10:05 PM # 
The latest I've seen snow up at Happy Jack was, if I recall correctly, June 29. It would have been there another day, but without checking it, I never knew exactly when it melted away completely.

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