Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Contributions by Richard James and Rick Thoman
Saturday, January 7, 2012
There are two cooperative stations right in Tok.
One has reported about 27 inches of snow thus far this season, with 23 inches on the ground on January 6th. The other has reported 46 inches for season with 20 inches on the ground.
At Tok, an area that does not get too much wind, a 23 inch snow depth with 27 inches for the season by early January is not physically realistic.
A total of 46 inches is much more realistic for a 20 inch snow depth. Snowfall is indeed significantly above normal thus far this season in Tok.
Here's a plot of the Feb 01 (more or less) snow depth at Tok since 1960 at the NRCS snow course.
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