The First Day of Observations for the Fifth Snow Event of 2003-2004
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Obs. Num. Time of Observation January
25  -   2004
Total Frozen Precip. Inches Total Melted Precip. Inches Temp. F Remarks for the Time Period
   0      1930 hrs.    0.0   0.00   19.0   Snow has finally started as a few snow flurries
   1      2030 hrs.    0.3   0.02   15.7   Moderate snow rate now and our street is already white. Very fast drop in temperature in the past hour!
   2      2100 hrs.    0.9   0.5   15.5   Heavy snow during the last half-hour. Snow is now mainly needles with only a very few snow pellets mixed in. HEATER IN THE SNOW BUCKET ISN'T KEEPING UP WITH THE SNOWFALL RATE.
   3      2130 hrs.    1.8   0.18   15.1   Very Heavy snow rate in the last half-hour. Heat in snow bucket increased by 75 watts. Only a few snow needles this observation. More broken and irregular particles and aggregates of crystals and moderate riming.
   4      2200 hrs.    2.4   0.21   14.8   Heavy snow rate again. Snow composition very much like the last observation.
   5      2300 hrs.    3.3   0.30   14.9   Most of the snow crystals are broken and irregular and we still have snow pellets and graupel mixed in and a few stellar crystals and spatial dendrites. The snow rate is now decreasing and a dry slot appears on the radar to the west.
   6      2400 hrs.    3.6   0.35   14.8   Very light snow now more like a frozen drizzle. The snow particles are very small and are broken needles and irregular.