California had their snowiest December on record last year.
We had our snowiest day on record in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 14, 2021.
Boulder, Colorado has had fifty-eight snowfalls over 12 inches since 1894. Thirteen of those snows occurred after the year 2005.
I took this picture on my front porch on November 26, 2019.
This was a few days earlier before the big snow came.
I took these pictures on the first day of summer 2019 west of Boulder.
Wolf Creek Ski Area in Southwest Colorado is at the headwaters of the Rio Grande. They have had above normal snowfall for three of the last four years.
Squaw Valley, California had their third snowiest ski season in 2019 and were skiing into July.
The three snowiest ski seasons at Squaw Valley occurred in 2011, 2017 and 2019.
The winter of 2016-2017 was the wettest on on record in California.
In 1960, the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics almost had to be cancelled because of a lack of snow.
Droughts in California used to be much longer and much more severe.
Bloomberg says most of the west gets little rain in summer, but the wettest months in the southwest are July and August.
Even California is getting rain this summer, which is unusual.
via Real Climate Science
August 5, 2022