Skiing is a wonderful activity that wouldn’t be possible without snow. To put it simply, snow is very complex. It can do all sorts of things once it has hit the ground: turn into different shapes, gain and lose stability, and more. However, something that comes up a lot when talking about snow before and while it’s falling is snow water equivalent (SWE). Snow […]
All images courtesy of UCAR AWIPS. Below are respective GFS20 and NECP-H CONUS maps for 7 day expected precipitation (not snowfall). Multiply by typical SLR for accurate snowfall totals. Forecasting snowfall totals is dangerously inaccurate… water precipitation totals are a much better way to forecast storm intensities. A very stormy pattern for the whole US this week!