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La Niña winter predicted

Brief by Allen Best

Climate – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

Contemplating the winter ahead, National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Ramey tells the Steamboat Pilot & Today that it’s another La Niña winter, which could result in a winter similar to the one two years ago.

“Our studies indicate that the area should get hit with lots of snow in December and early January, like it did two years ago,” he said.

That winter started rambunctiously. Snowfall records were routinely broken from Steamboat to Vail from November into early January. After that, it was merely a so-so winter or worse. Still, the jackrabbit beginning was enough to produce 400 inches of snow at the Steamboat Ski Area, fourth best of all time.