Monday, March 9, 2015

Snowstick Worries

    Now I've posted about my snow stick on a previous post. Far Side got me into setting up a snow stick so we could compare snowfall amounts.

    Me being somewhat lazy and disorganized went out and thought if I put my snow stick on a table in the yard, I won't have to get my boots full of snow and it will be easy to take photo. In other words, I won't have to bend down to get a photo. I reasoned that the table would show an even level amount of snow. My plan worked well.

    We've had some mild spring like weather. The snow on the table melts faster than snow on the ground. Snow melt is influenced by shade or direct sunny spots. The snow melts on the south side of the house first. So now I'm left with a bare table. No snow! I also found that there was a pot saucer on the table so that my snow stick didn't get to the table surface.

The snow table

     Now we still have tons of snow around. There's still lots of snow and ice on the roads.

Snow in the yard

Snow in the front yard where I shoveled snow off the driveway.

     Now next year I'm going to have to improve on my snow stick. Maybe I should get one of those super dooper snow measurers they use on TV weather to show how much snow we receive. Then I could go on YouTube and give my own weather report.