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    Weather website question

    Alright, this is killing me. I've been searching all of the stadard weather sites, doing all kinds of searches and generally going crazy trying to find out if there is any snow in Wawa, Candada. Does anyone know of weather websites that tell you how much snow is on the ground? Is there such a thing?

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    Try this...

    snow depth map

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    For more detailed data go to:

    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/nerfc/snow_ice.shtml

    poke around, there's a wealth of info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adkleaddog
    For more detailed data go to:

    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/nerfc/snow_ice.shtml

    poke around, there's a wealth of info.
    Hah! That's the better one I remember. Thanks.
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    Here's a site for Canada. The snow depth chart is about 1/2 down on the page. It's in centimeters, not inches.

    Snow depth site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quietman
    Here's a site for Canada. The snow depth chart is about 1/2 down on the page. It's in centimeters, not inches.

    Snow depth site

    Thanks, very helpful.

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    Word of Caution

    These maps are typically based on a composite of radar observations estimating precip, not actual terrestrial measurements from the ground. Given this, they can be helpful for understanding seasonal snowfall history, but be mindful that they will also reflect topographical influences on radar observations not representative of actual historical snowfall events. When you see small round areas on these maps with double or triple the surrounding snowfall, it doesn't hurt to be skeptical.

    Our optimism can get the best of us because we want to believe, especially in years like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat
    These maps are typically based on a composite of radar observations estimating precip, not actual terrestrial measurements from the ground. Given this, they can be helpful for understanding seasonal snowfall history, but be mindful that they will also reflect topographical influences on radar observations not representative of actual historical snowfall events. When you see small round areas on these maps with double or triple the surrounding snowfall, it doesn't hurt to be skeptical.

    Our optimism can get the best of us because we want to believe, especially in years like this.
    You are correct about the basic maps.....but:

    That's why one needs to look at the interactive maps on the link I provided...If and when it ever snows to the point where the pack builds, I perform the actual depth and water content, plus other data at about 15 sites in the Adk's. These measurements are "ground truth" observations that corrects the models and remote sensing data. It takes a little bit of digging through the mapping site, querying the station, and looking at the data.

    Also, take a look at the maps showing depth:

    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/html/snow.shtml

    I'll try provide a link to a specific station so you can see what's there. The actual surveys start next week, but as I mentioned, there's not much in the pack yet, so the corrections won't be significant:

    Go to:

    Northeastern U.S. Snow Depth

    which will bring you to:

    http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/interactiv...pe=0&js=1&uc=0

    You must choose the data carefully to view it correctly...

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