Good afternoon bloggers,
We just had two large snowfalls and we are close to a record total for the month of February. So far we have had 20.5″ of snow this month:
- 11.o” February 25-26
- 9.3″ February 21-22
- 0.2″ February 15
I just went outside and took a core sample of the snow that has compacted in front of the 41 Action News studios:
How much liquid do you think this will melt down to? I will guess 2.2″ or around a 5-1 ratio. Why? Because it is a sample from both snows combined, and a day later with the snow compacted a bit. I will post the answer here at 10 PM during our newscast. The normal ratio is closer to 10 to 1.
Have a great night. Let me know what your guess is.
It melted down to 2.72″ which is much higher than a normal snow to rain ratio. Here is the reason. I took a core sample outside and the first 4 or 5 inches on the bottom was from the 12 inches of snow from last week that had compacted down to 4 or 5 inches, and then yesterday’s snow was likely the top 6 or 7 inches that had also compacted. If it was just the snow that fell, then it would have been more like 1.2″ or so. Bottom line: We have a great slow release snow melt to really cut into the drought.