March 11, 2014
This week's weather question comes from Daniel Robinson. The question is, "If for example we got 13" of snow, in rainfall measurement how many inches of rain is in that amount."
Click the video above for the answer.
As far as forecasting snow amounts, it's not as easy as just estimating how much liquid may fall, and converting that to a snow equivilant. Many other factors are at play such as evaporation, how much snow may melt before it starts to accumulate, ground temperature, season, time of day. For example snow may accumulate quicker at night than during daylight hours sometimes. The intensity of snowfall, and duration.
If you have a weather question, send it in.www.whsv.com/weather/misc/169671956.html Meteorologist Aubrey Urbanowicz answers your weather questions every Monday night on the Valley's Fox News at 10pm.