[pct-l] Yosemite April snow survey results

Ellen Feeney ellenf92126 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 2 13:17:51 CDT 2009

There is a difference between snow that feel, as measured by remote sensors. and snow that is still 'stored' and available as snow pack. Last year we got reasonable snowfall but it melted early. Anyone know how fast the snow pack is melting this year? Looks kind of meager in the Sierra to me compared to how much fell.
 Ellen Feeney 858-722-2115 

From: Postholer public at postholer.com
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Cc: goslowgofar at yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2009 11:08:11 AM
Subject: [pct-l] Yosemite April snow survey results

> Not sure where folks are getting that low % for Tuolumne Meadows

Here's the Apr 1 data for Tuolomne (12.02):

Here's the Apr 1 average (22.7):

Which is:
(12.02 / 22.7) * 100 = 52.9 %

I don't understand the huge descrepancy either. But if the automated sensors 
are off by that much, why bother? Maybe someone can shed some informed 
information on this?

Nothing like being on location for the real scoop. Thanks Goslowgofar for 
that info!

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