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Obs. Num. Time of Observation March
24   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      1302 hrs.   T  T  40.6   Precipitation started as a mix of rain and sleet at a temperature well above freezing.
   1      1400 hrs.   0.0  0.02  39.2   Precipitation was rain and sleet for much of the past hour but currently is only a very light rain.
   2      1500 hrs.    T  0.05  38.5   Precipitation was rain with a little sleet during the past hour. Lynchburg is now reporting 2.0 inches of snow.
   3      1700 hrs.   0.1   .07  35.0  Moderate snow rate now but much of the snow is still melting as it falls but the temperature is falling.
   4      1805 hrs.    0.9  0.17  32.9  Heavy snow now and the temperature is near the freezing point. Snow is starting to stick on the driveway but not to the street yet.
   5      1905 hrs.   2.8  0.30  32.7  Very heavy snow this past hour. The street was white by 1820.
   6      2000 hrs.   3.6  0.36  32.4   Heavy snow again this past hour and when making the 2000 reading I found a little sleet mixed in with the large aggregate flakes.
   7      2030 hrs.   3.9  0.38  32.4  The snow tappered off around 2015 and by 2020 had ended except a few flurries. The maximum snow total was measured at 3.9 inches and another snowboard was put out for tomorrow morning. When the coastal low forms tomorrow morning West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen area should get more snow.
   8      2130 hrs.   3.6  0.43  32.5   The snow ended around 2030 and has already melted and settlled to 3.6 inches at 2130. The total precipitation today was 0.43 inches and about 0.06 inches was rain and 0.37 inches was snow. A core sample taken at 2100 had 0.37 inches of water in it. There is no signs yet of a coastal low developement but still precipitation to the west over West Virginia. This is the end of snow observations for March24th.
 Mar-25      0745 hrs.   4.7
Total
Not
Current
 0.57
Total
 32.5  This morning an additional 0.8 inches was on the second snowboard put out to catch snowfall after midnight. The snowboard used yesterday had only 3.6 inches of snow this morning even though an additional 0.8 inches had fallen since midnight. Thus during the night there was 1.1 inches of melting and settling of the snowfall. A core sample this morning showed 0.47 inches of liquid water. The snow camera shows only 3.0 inches as the heat of the light on the snowboard during the night caused additional melting. The most snow on the snowboard during the storm at any one time was 3.9 inches at 2010 yesterday. The total snowfall during the storm was 4.7 inches and the total water content was 0.57 inches which about 0.7 inces was rain. This storm gave more snow than any of the storms during the winter season.The snow has now ended.