Thursday, March 5, 2009

Snowpack Monitoring - Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Today was the day of my biweekly volunteer snowpack monitoring in the Albany Pine Bush. I spent about 45 minutes walking around to about 60 snow stakes and logging the snow depth. Today's depth varied from 0" to about 8", depending on location, the deeper snow being on north-facing slopes or in shade. Snowshoes were superfluous this time out. The weather today was springlike, about 35F with a light wind. There won't be too many more of these, unless we get some more significant snowfall. Most of the stakes had less than an inch of snow left, if any at all.

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