Okay, I must admit that even I—who grew up in the snow belt south of Lake Erie—am appropriately impressed.
Schools are closed. Most businesses and government services are shut down as well.
Normally I report to CoCoRaHS, a National Weather Service sponsored program—the acronym stands for:
The procedure is to measure the depth of the snow on the ground, then to bring in the measuring cylinder, let the snow melt, then pour it into the rain gauge to measure the actual water content. Out west, in the high plains or the mountains, this is critical, since it is required for the weather service to predict the snow pack. When this melts in the spring, it flows into the rivers the following spring and summer. That water is carefully controlled as to who gets how much. Agriculture needs a lot, which competes with people, so it is important information.
Too much snow, so I’m staying indoors—I have my day carefully planned:
Coffee and writing
Working on the class I start teaching Saturday
Finish a few radio procedures I’ve been working on.
Hmmm, there should be room in there somewhere for at least one more nap.