Increased snow and rain in the Rio Grande basin states during February and March have created a statewide snowpack 135 percent above normal.
And get this: Their last name is Winter.
High winds, lots of snow and an intense pressure drop all add up to what will likely be a historic event, even by Colorado standards, meteorologists say.
If you live in the mountains it’s almost guaranteed that there will be snow on the ground on Christmas Day and highly probable there will be snow falling from the sky.
It's our own middle-of-the-Front Range version of the Farmer’s Almanac.
“I think it’s an outdated law,” Dane said in the lead-up to the meeting. “I want to be able to throw a snowball without getting in trouble.”
What's going on with El Niño now can influence how much snow Colorado gets further down the line.
Last year the ski area maintained enough snow to stay open for the holiday weekend, but the warm winter dashed this year's chances.
“In an extreme dust year, we can see the snowpack disappear on the order of 2 months early,” said Jeff Deems of the University of Colorado.
It's pretty typical for Colorado to see its first, notable snowfall the first weeks in October.