Snowfall Amounts at Snowshoe by Year
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johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
August 18, 2003
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
For stats freaks like Tom.

Snowfall At Snowshoe by Year:

2002-03: 215.00
2001-02: 114.00
2000-01: 176.00
1999-00: 126.00
1998-99: 156.50
1997-98: 200.00
1996-97: 139.00
1995-96: 289 (Yes, that's right folks, 289!!!)

Total Precip for the ENTIRE year:

02-03 (Oct - 1 May): 38.8 inches
01-02 (Oct - Sep): 55.07
00-01 (Oct - Sep): 49.59
99-00 (Oct - Sep): 63.42

Source: Snowshoe

rimfire
August 20, 2003
Member since 12/30/2002
15 posts
What do you mean by "total precip entire year" - non frozen percip or rain?
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
August 27, 2003
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
Non frozen. The most common conversion used is that 10 inches of snow melts to 1 inch of rain, but much depends on the density of the snowpack. When stellar crystals fall in windless conditions, five inches of snow may fall with a water content of only 0.1 inch. This is the "champagne powder"" that every one raves about in the West and occasionally in the Alps.

For more on the subject:

http://www.weatherwise.org/qr/qry.snowrainequiv.html

lbotta - DCSki Supporter
August 27, 2003
Member since 10/18/1999
1,526 posts
Actually there was enough snow during the Prez Day weekend to include Pocahontas County in the Federal Disaster Declaration DR-1411-WV signed by the President on March 14. Pocahontas, among several other counties in the state, was able to get part of their snow removal costs paid for by the Feds. You can see this at http://www.fema.gov/diz03/hq03_073.shtm

[This message has been edited by lbotta (edited 08-27-2003).]

(Anonymous)
September 3, 2003
Snowshoe doesn't report snowfall after it closes for the season, usually the first week of april. I've seen major snowfall in April up there.
Even saw snow flurries on the morning of July 4th 1996.
PhysicsMan
September 4, 2003
Member since 11/20/2001
218 posts
johnfmh - I just saw this thread. Thanks for the info.

Tom / PM

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