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Cody's snow ratio experiment

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Cody Matz was live outside Tuesday morning showing us why no two snowfalls are the same much like no two snowflakes are the same. This is because of the snow ratio, or the water content of the snow. The amount of water in the snow has to do with the amount of moisture in the atmosphere and the temperature at which the snow actually falls. Today's snowfall was very fluffy which typically indicates a higher snow ratio, while the compacted and slightly melted snow that was already on the ground has a lower snow ratio because there is more water in the snow pack. On average, there are about 10" of snow for every 1" of actual liquid. With dryer snow, it can be 15 to 1 or even 25 to 1. A very heavy wet snow can be 6 or 7 to 1. Check out his experiment…

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