snow gauge

snow gauge

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:17 pm

I'm sure everyone here has a "highly technical" way of measuring their snowfall. This is mine. I built it out of leftover pressure treated construction lumber from some old home projects. It has a surface area of roughly 2100 sq/in and is placed facing due north, to take advantage of the air stream. It was coated with a couple coats of Benjamin Moore Forrest green latex, for added protection against the elements. (I sometimes use it in the "off season", for placing paper plates and plastic cups on).
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So it appears, here in the tropics of sunny Southern N.E.,yesterdays snowfall, by my accurately calibrated snow meter, we got 13.2567 inches of frozen precipitation. (Hey, at least we can still see the table.) Anyone else have a method of measurements? :)
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Re: snow gauge

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:31 pm

My highly technical method of determining snow fall is our front gate. I tie a ribbon at the top of the snow line determined by the height of snow on each side of the gate. When it melts I measure the distance from the top of the first concrete step to the ribbon. Not a very useful method of determining the amount of snow until some time later or anywhere but the front gate but it is VERY accurate if you want to know how much snow was at the gate opening!!! :dancing:

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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Re: snow gauge

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:52 pm

What type of ribbon do you use? Can it be purchased locally? Can it be certified, or is it that Chinese junk? I always like to hear of methods "outside the box". Thanx for sharing. ( I think our local meteorologists use your method.)
joeq
 
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Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride