It’s that time of the month—and season—again, when we check out the first-of-the-month and end-of-winter health of the Southwestern snowpack. Yes, end of winter: Although the mountains are likely to see another couple of months of winter weather, meteorological spring began on March 1, which means average temperatures are beginning to rise. And, indeed, over the last few days Denver hit 73° F, Cortez topped out at 69° F, and Moab and other low-lying areas also climbed into the sixties during the day and barely dropped below freezing at night.
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