Galen Crowder, HOA1 resident
by Lane Roberts
Galen Crowder, HOA1 resident and CoCoRaHS volunteer, tracks moisture in Castle Pines North each day at 7 a.m. at his home on Huntley Court.
CoCoRaHS are volunteers that participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network to measure and map precipitation.
So just how much snow did CPN receive during what many would call one of the worst winters in Colorado history? Listed below are his reported snowfall totals for the community:
First snowfall for the season was October 18th - five inches
October total was 23 inches containing 2.43 inches of moisture.
November total was 6.5 inches containing .51 inches of moisture.
December total was 44 inches containing 4.15 inches of moisture. Three day accumulation for that storm was 30 inches on December 20 through December 22.
January total was 25.2 inches containing 1.78 inches of moisture.
February total was 15 inches containing 1.05 inches of moisture
According to Crowder’s measurements, the total amount of snowfall received in CPN from October 18, 2006 to February 25, 2007 was 113.70 inches. This calculated into only 9.92 inches of moisture.
Moisture statistics for CPN are posted at www.cpnhoa.org. More information about CoCoRaHS can be found at www.cocorahs.net.