Posted: Feb 25, 2013 6:44 PM by Meteorologist Adam Bell
Hard to believe, but March is almost here already, and meteorologically, it's one of the more important months in the year.
Beginning in March, we typically see an increase in precipitation through the spring months.
So far this year, we are just slightly below normal for snowpack, with 90-95% of average.
March is a big contributor to the snowpack, something we use all the way into the summer, particularly during the runoff season.
Water Supply Specialist with the National Resource Conservation Service, Brian Domonkos, says "Snowpack can provide anywhere between 50-80% of the runoff that we see in a given year so that's a significant portion of runoff."
Our special assignment coverage continues tonight at ten as MTN's Adam Bell takes an in-depth look at how the March Forecast is shaping up, and it's impacts for the rest of the year. Tune in to MTN tonight at 10.