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A remote sensor operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service indicated that the snow at the Tower measuring site had dropped to 20 inches Wednesday, down from 22 on Monday. The snow on Buffalo Pass translated into 5 inches of water, according to the NRCS.

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Despite temperatures in the 60s, snow on Buffalo Pass near Steamboat hangs in at 20 inches

The closest rival to Buffalo Pass for leader of the Colorado snowpack was west of Granby at the Never Summer measuring site, where the snow at 10,280 feet was 16 inches deep Wednesday.

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