Our snow-to-liquid ratio

February 3rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm by under Weather
Snow-to-Liquid Ratio Climatology Stratified by NWS Forecast Zone (Image Credit: eas.slu.edu -- St. Louis University))

Snow-to-Liquid Ratio Climatology Stratified by NWS Forecast Zone (Image Credit: eas.slu.edu — St. Louis University))

When we talk about the average snow-to-liquid (water) ratio, you may remember we say 1 inch of water typically equates to 10″ of snow (although, varying temperatures and conditions through the atmosphere commonly shift this ratio up and down).

However, new data reveals that, climatologically speaking, here in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, our typical snow-to-liquid ratio, based on historical data and location, is really between 12:1 and 14:1.

Interesting, huh?

Here’s a link to an interactive version of this map.

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