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Monday, January 11, 2010

Jump in snow depth at Grand Mesa Sunday

Howdy -

Yesterday I was at the Grand Mesa Study Plot and made a correction in the program for our ultrasonic snow depth sensor so that the reported snow depth matched the actual snowdepth (90 cm, or about 35").  So, the data show a roughly 8" (20 cm) jump up in depths in two hours yesterday afternoon, under sunny skies!  This correction should not be required again this season.  Overall, the study site was in excellent shape and folks have done a great job of avoiding the tower and leaving the snow around it undisturbed.  And, the ski trails were in fantastic condition ... kudos to the Grand Mesa Nordic Council's grooming crew.

Chris Landry – Exec. Dir.
Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies

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