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Continental Divide Trail Snow Conditions - Nov 13, 2018

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Below you will find detailed and current Continental Divide Trail snow conditions for the entire trail. This is not a 'snow pack' chart. This chart shows 'trail snow'. 'Snow pack' and 'trail snow' can differ significantly. Where the CDT traverses the highest terrain, the CDT snow conditions will almost always exceed snow pack.

Snow pack is not trail snow.

'Snow pack' is determined from relatively few physical snow sensors covering an entire mountain range of which most are not on or near the CDT. For instance, the previous postholer snow page relied on about 2 dozen sensors across thousands of miles of trail. Much of the CDT has no sensors, thus no coverage.

The charts here rely entirely on data from SNODAS modeling from NOHRSC/NSIDC. For example, the PCT has 5,300+ data points and the CDT 6,000+. Each trail has a point every half mile/within a half mile of the trail or better. This is a huge improvement in accuracy of CDT snow conditions. These snow graphs allow you to view the CDT in a way no one has before.

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Section detail: Cuba, NM to Twin Lakes, CO.

11/13/2018 - CDT, Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO - 509.7 miles
Covered by snow: 99.1%, No snow: 0.9%, Above average: 98.5%, Below average: 0.5%, About average: 1.0%

CDT Snow SWE: Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO, CDT Snow Cover: Cuba NM to Twin Lakes CO

Continental Divide Trail Snow Conditions
Click image for larger version or this Large Full Detail Image - Chart updates every 3 or 4 days from Nov 1 to Jul 28.

April 1st historical links: 2004 :: 2005 :: 2006 :: 2007 :: 2008 :: 2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 :: 2012 :: 2013 :: 2014 :: 2015 :: 2016 :: 2017 :: 2018

Google Trail Map with Snow Overlays: Snow Water Equivalent :: Snow Depth :: Snow Coverage :: 24 Hour Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Non-Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Snow Melt :: 24 Hour Avg Snow Pack Temp :: Snow Density :: 24 Hour SWE Change :: 24 Hour Snow Surface Sublimation :: 24 Hour Blowing Snow Surface Sublimation

For further information visit the Continental Divide Trail Data Book. You may also want to view the CDT Google Map. View our printed Continental Divide Trail Maps, books and/or PDF

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Continental Divide Trail Snow Table, Highest to Lowest Order

This table has locations with SWE ordered from highest to lowest. Only locations with an average SWE greater than 3 inches are shown. Elevations are in feet, other values are inches unless otherwise stated. Click on column heading to sort by that column.

Trail MileNov 13, 2018 - Locations within a mile of measurementSWESWE Avg% SWE AvgElev
1485.0Routt County, Jackson County8.33.126811023
1479.5Usfs Rd Trail 1101, CO Seg 42, Routt County7.03.619410322
1829.8possible water, possible water, possible water5.53.018310634
1544.8possible water, cross road, cross straight ahead5.33.11719926
1824.8cross right5.33.117110817
1834.7possible water5.03.215610372
1839.7possible water, cross left5.03.315210828
1549.8Fs Rd 412, cross left, cross straight ahead4.83.016010628
1844.7possible water, possible water, Green River Pass4.63.812110368
1819.8possible water, possible water, Hat Pass4.53.313610437
1814.8cross right, possible water, cross left4.33.611910153
1954.6possible water, possible water4.23.11359449
1809.8cross right, possible water, possible water3.93.51119902
1804.8cross right, possible water, possible water3.53.111310297
1919.7cross right, possible water, cross straight ahead3.23.3979144
1794.9(no description)3.23.01079921
1799.8possible water, cross right, cross left3.13.49110065
1959.6possible water, cross right, cross left3.03.2948680
1924.7Fremont County, possible water, possible water2.83.1908990
1934.72012 North Buffalo Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire, 2011 Nowlin Fire2.53.0838598
2005.021-135CG, possible water, possible water2.2100.027798

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