Whether normal or not, the earlier forecasts of temperature for this week had us in the mid-40's till Friday. Now, this is what the Rky Mtn News says:
Wednesday 56, Thursday 57, Friday 57, Sat 60, Sunday 62!
This has tremendous portents for melting ice off reservoirs.
Also in the Rky today, an article about February 05 being the second driest in CO history, with only .02" precipitation, as compared to a normal 6.3"
Still, it's not the end of the world for us, providing March & April yield a little more moisture. I'm still waiting for a huge snowstorm to hit this spring, since my intuition began telling me to expect it last fall. The Great OZ knows ALL.....(sorta!)
At any rate, the water is going to be warming up. Maybe someone can provide us with a good link to a website with specific data on snowpack etc?
I find it handy to keep track of windspeed predictions for each and every day I intend to fish. Anyone with a gas powered motor or just bank fishing, could care less. But with a tube or an electric MinnKota, I gotta know if the wind is going over 10 mph. I have to track the wind by the weather report of the nearest city, which makes it a rough estimate sometimes.