The Colorado Springs, Colorado, snowfall is just beginning to make its way down the West Coast, and we can expect more snow on the Plains as well.
The latest NOAA/NWS report on precipitation data shows that the West has just had its heaviest snowfall on record.
The report says the snowfall total is at 1,923 millimeters.
That’s more than twice the amount of snowfall the region recorded in February.
Colorado Springs Mayor Matt Gagnon said in a statement that the heavy snowfall and the storm-induced snowstorms are a reminder of how fragile the weather system is and how vulnerable to a storm surge.
“The snowpack in Colorado Springs has never been this low,” Gagnons statement read.
“The city and surrounding area are going to need to be prepared for an extended period of time.
This snowpack will eventually be depleted.
It’s not just a one-time event, it’s a permanent condition.
It will require a massive re-evaluation of the way we operate and the way our system works.”
The city of Colorado Springs received more than 2 inches of snow since January.
In the past month, more than 13 inches fell.
In total, there have been more than 20 inches of rain on the ground in the last 24 hours, the city said.
In addition to the heavy rainfall, Colorado Springs Mayor Gagnont said that the storm’s impacts have been felt in the community.
The Mayor said that, on the streets of Colorado, “people are seeing the effects of these storms and the impact of these storm surges.”
Gagnon added that the mayor wants to see the region get more prepared for future heavy snowfalls.
“[We] have to be better prepared and be better equipped for these kinds of storms,” he said.
“If we are going back into the winter, we need to have a plan in place to deal with those storms.”