CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge In Snow

CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge In Snow

Moderate snow has accumulated seven to eight inches in the past 24 hours with another inch or two expected. As you can see from the image there has been no wind whatsoever; the snow is accumulating right where it falls. Its also rather heavy and dense; in this morning’s CoCoRaHS report at 07:00 AKST I listed 2.8″ of snow depth with a liquid water content of 0.51″. This tracks with my observations as that means one inch of water would produce just 5.49″ of snow; a more ‘typical’ figure would be one inch of water producing 8″ to 10″ inches of snow. Hence, the snow is rather dense and water heavy.