The Winter of 2012-2013
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Obs. Num. Time of Observation Jan
25th   2013
Total Frozen Precip. Inches Total Melted Precip. Inches Temp. F The snow amount shown on the snowboard
will differ from the averaged observed amt. particularly if it is windy !
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Remarks for the Time Period
   0      1341 hrs.   T  T  24.7  A rapid start to the snowfall and the flake size is very small.
   1      1445 hrs.   0.4  .02  21.1  A great variety of snowflake types seen. Currently the form is broken and irregular particles and rarely seen single crystals as well as some large aggregate flakes of snow mixed in. This is a very cold snow for the Richmond area. .
   2      1550 hrs.   0.6  0.04  21.3  The snow all but ended at 1520 thus not much additional accumulation.
   3      1650 hrs.   0.7  .04  21.3   Snow is now mainly needles with only a very few snow pellets mixed in. It has been a long time since I have seen snow needles they are rather rare. It is an easy snow to measure as it has a smooth surface. Looking at radar it looks like most of the snowfall is over.
   4      1750 hrs.   0.7  .04  21.4   No additional snow accumulation this past hour.
   5      1930 hrs.   0.7  .04  22.1  Snowfall ended at 1750. Melting the snow in the 8 inch NWS gauge the water equivalent was correct at 0.04 inches for this snow. The snow to water ratio was 17.5 to 1 another very dry snow for the West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen area.