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Report Date: 4/19/2024  

Current Conditions: 

Recent reports at Tarryall have been hit and miss. We are starting to see some shorelines open up a little. It still looks like it will be a couple of weeks before ice out happens. We will start to update the regular report next week as more water opens up.


Short Term-  Today and Saturday we will see some variable weather in the area. This is one of those occasions where higher elevations will be warmer than we are on the front range. While precipitation chances are not all that high, there is a chance for some brief rain storms or snow squalls. A good amount of snow could fall in the high country though. Any precipitation in this immediate area will be short lived, and high temps will still be in the mid 50's. We could also see a fair amount of wind, so be prepared for that. Things will calm down a bit on Sunday, and we will see some slightly above average temps through all of next week.

Long Term-  After this weekend and into next week, it looks like we will largely remain in a typical spring pattern. Some very warm days followed by some precipitation chances. Spring is one of the most difficult times of the year to predict weather, and we will have to take the forecast in shorter periods for the most accuracy. Temps will be in the 50's and 60's with lows still getting at or below freezing. Long range forecasts do indicate some more moisture entering the state around 4/26, and right now looks to favor higher elevations east of the continental divide. As always, we will have to wait and see how that pans out. The south platte basin is currently sitting at 99% of average with less than a week to go until we peak in snowpack. While there is still some time to add to our snowpack, that time is getting thin.

*Seasonal snowpack update*

Denver Water has informed us that snowpack levels look very good for this season. With most reservoirs already full, they do anticipate filling all of their reservoirs this spring. One thing to add is that soil moisture is also very high. This goes hand in hand with our snowpack and can also help predict how good our water season will be. We should see a bit higher and more consistent flows along the south platte river this season. Of course, the flows are all strictly based on water demand so we will have to see how this pans out. Overall, great news for our season ahead.

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Distance - 62.2 miles - 1 Hour 20 Mins