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Obs. Num. Time of Observation JAN.
17th   2016
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      0715 hrs.   0.0  T  37.4   Snow just started with a temperature well above freezing and flakes are melting as they make contact with surfaces.
   1      0830 hrs.   0.1  0.01  34.1  The snow has lowered the temperature about 3.3F and the snow is now sticking on the colder surfaces. The deck and roofs are starting to get white now.
   2      0900 hrs.   0.2  0.03  33.5  The deck, roofs and leaves in woods are now white. The current snowfall intensity is still light but the temperature has decreased another 0.6F and the snow isn't melting as fast now.
   3      1045 hrs.   0.9  0.09  32.9  The ground is still very warm from yesterday's 61F maximum and the snow will continue to melt on roads and streets. From about 0855 to 1030 the snow fell as large aggregates or fluffy assemblages of many crystals and made for a beautiful snow. Also as it as a long weekend holiday and the fact it didn't stick to streets and caused very few people any problems it was an enjoyable snow for most people. Snow measurements are taken from a snowboard with a 3 inch air space below so it doesn't get any ground heating and thus measurments are more than any taken on the surface of the yard.
   4      1145 hrs.   1.2  0.13  33.0   The snowfall rate has decreased in the past 15 minutes and the flakes have decreased in size.
   5      1245 hrs.   1.3  0.14  33.5  The light snow continues but the melting has increased this past hour. Note the snow is starting to slide down the slope of the sky mirror showing melting has increased.
   6      1345 hrs.   0.9  0.14  34.2  The snowfall is basically over now with just a few flurries left. The snow is now melting faster as can be observed on the snowboard. The maximum accumulation today was this past hour and measured 1.3 inches. The actual liquid content of this event was 0.17 inches. The 0.14 inches recorded above is 0.03 inches less because of evaporation cause by the heater that melts the snow so the tripping rain gauge operates during snows. This will be the last observation in this snow event.