Is there any hope for the 2018 snow season?

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    Illustrations courtesy Pagosa Springs High School global science class
    The Pagosa Springs High School global science class analyzed 38 years of data from the Upper San Juan SNOTEL site, which sits at 10,200 feet near the summit of Wolf Creek Pass. Snow water equivalent (SWE) is a common snowpack measurement because the snow depth is not as important as the amount of water in the snow. If you melted down the newly fallen snow, you can determine how much water is contained in the snow, the SWE.

    By Pagosa Springs High School global science class
    Special to The SUN
    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? This year is rough in terms of the white stuff, but have we ever started off this badly before in the past? Did Wolf Creek Ski Area season pass holders waste their money, or can we recover from this sluggish start to the ski season? The Pagosa Springs High School global science class set out to answer those questions.

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