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Snowfall across the US
by Greg Boe
 the Backyard Rain Gauge
Mar 11, 2010 | 115 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Snowfall across the US varies widely, depending on factors such as temperature and humidity. The "average" is considered to be 1" of rain = 10" of snow. This time of year heavier snow is usually seen, meaning 3-4 inches of snow can fall from an inch of moisture. If our temperatures would have been 10 degrees colder, we would likely have seen 2-3" of wet heavy snow over the last few days.

You are right, Carroll, the rainfall over the last few days has definitely quickened our snow melt. We are fortunate to have already enjoyed a week or two of slow melting before this rainfall, with melting occurring each day followed by a re-freeze each night to slow the flow of water into the river. Our chances of flooding are much lower now than they were appearing just a few weeks ago, but it all depends on what happens out west...

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