2nd Snowstorm of Winter 2003-2004
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Obs. Num. Time of Observation December
14  -   2003
Total Frozen Precip. Inches Total Melted Precip. Inches Temp. F Remarks for the Time Period
   0      0158 hrs.    0.0   0.00   31.3   Snow started at 0158 as only a few flakes and became a very light snow by 0210
   1      0300 hrs.    0.4   0.03   28.3   Snow intensity has increased in the past hour and is now a moderate snow. Currently the basic form is broken and irregular particles and rarely seen single crystals. Surfaces are white including the street.
   2      0400 hrs.    1.3   0.13   27.7   Moderate to heavy snow now. The basic snow form is broken and irregular particles but in the last hour aggregates are forming.
   3      0500 hrs.    2.1   0.21   27.5   Moderate snow now. The basic snow form is broken and irregular particles and aggregates. The wind is now averaging 6-7 mph with gust to 14 mph.
   4      0600 hrs.    02.8   0.30   28.7   Temperature has increased +1.2 degrees F in the last hour. Sleet started to mix in with the snow around 0540. Wind is now averaging 5-6 mph with a gust to 19 at 0506. Currently some large aggregates of snow are mixed in with the sleet. The snowboard was cleared after The 0600 reading because of the sleet that causes packing of the snow.
   5      0700 hrs.    03.8   0.42   29.5   Temperature has increased +0.8 degrees F in the last hour. Sleet changed back to snow and snow intensity is now moderate to heavy.
   6      0800 hrs.    4.4   0.56   31.2   Sleet started mixing in with the snow again around 0720 and the temperature continues to increase. The turn over was slower than expected but has now occurred and gave a snowfall accumulation of a little over an inch of what was expected. Rain and freezing rain and sleet by 0745 and by 0755 just freezing rain. The maximum snowfall accumulation occurred at 0745 at 4.4 inches and is now starting to decrease because of the rainfall.
   7      0900 hrs.    4.1   0.72   32.1   All rain now and snow is settling on the snowboard and the temperature has just gone above the freezing mark.