It sounds like many schools in the area are cancelled today, although not for E and the boys at BJAMS in Morrisville.  I'm thinking of heading up to Bolton for a bit to see what the skiing is like before work, but for now here's an update from Waterbury:



February 5th, 2008:  6:00 A.M. update from Waterbury, VT.


New Snow:  4.9 inches

Temperature:  32.0 F

Humidity:  98%

Barometer:  28.85 in Hg

Wind:  Calm

Sky:  Light Snow

Cumulative storm total:  4.9 inches

Current snow at the stake:  18 inches

Season snowfall total:  123.2 inches


After measuring the snow on the snowboard, it turns out wed received 4.9 inches as of 6:00 A.M.  Its got decent loft and is rather fluffy, but its still a little sticky which is probably based on the temperature being right around freezing down here.  I roughly estimated a density in the 10-12% H2O range based on experience, but then decided to get a little more accurate water measurement using a graduated kitchen cylinder that we have.  Its still somewhat rudimentary, but I took a core sample of the snow and came out with 10.2% H2O, or liquid equivalent of 0.48 inches.  The snow has shut off now, but weve picked up another 0.2 inches of snow to bring us to 5.1 inches total from this event.




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