January 20, 2023 |

In Rawlins, city crews have been working overtime keeping up with all the snow that has fallen. The topic was the subject of public comment and appreciation during this week’s city council meeting.

Pictured above: File photo of snow management in Rawlins. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

January has been a wet month, maybe the wettest in over 40 years. The National Weather Service reports that as yesterday, Rawlins has received 2.18 inches of precipitation so far this year, beating the old record 1.9 inches set in January of 1980.

The data on precipitation in Rawlins dates to 1952. Meteorologist Don Day notes that the big runoff year of 2011 was preceded in December of 2010 by 2.1 inches of precipitation in Rawlins. January of 2011 saw about 1 inch of precipitation. This is all good news for a city that came through a dry 2022 with water restrictions in place for most of the year.

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