Does 10 inches of snow equal 1 inch of rain?

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Wesley_Rugen_1E
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Does 10 inches of snow equal 1 inch of rain?

Postby Wesley_Rugen_1E » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:48 pm

I read somewhere a while back that 10 inches of snow equals 1 inch of rain. If so, how does that work?

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Re: Does 10 inches of snow equal 1 inch of rain?

Postby Garrett_Reynolds_1D » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:49 pm

Sometimes. The ratio of snow to rain depends largely on the temperature outside. As temperatures are cooler (20 degrees F), the ratio of snow to rain tends to be more towards 1:20 (inches) and as temperatures are warmer (35-40 degrees F), the ratio of snow to rain tends to be more towards 1:5 (inches). This is all due to the amount of moisture present; the ideal temperature of the 10:1 ratio is around 30 degrees F.


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