Measuring Snow in Winter Storm

By Steve Newton

Published 02/05 2014 07:53AM

Updated 02/05 2014 07:55AM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY – With the latest round of winter weather moving through the region, many are dealing with a quick hit of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain.

For those wanting to measure the snow totals, keep in mind your result may be lower than actual once sleet begins to fall. Sleet will compact the snow and freezing rain will give a glaze of ice.

The best results will be seen if you measured snow in an open area (away from trees and buildings) and on a flat surface like a patio table or deck.

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