# How to Predict Inches of Snowfall

## I've wished the weather forecasts would tell us the snow fall predicted in inches. I'm a smart dog and I've researched and found the solution on geography.about.com as well as Yahoo answers.

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Here's an example for Saturday's precip of .957 which tells us little about how much snow that could be.

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Roughly, 1 inch of rain equals 10 inches of snow. There is a lot of variability in the density of snow so this estimate is not always accurate, but it is usually pretty close.

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So, when you see a precipitation forecast of .5 inches, this could mean 5 inches of snow.

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So, just move the decimal one position to the right and that's the snowfall. Easy enough!

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.25 precipitation = 2.5 inches of snow

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.05 precipitation = .5 inch of snow

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My sister's right, just move the decimal once to the right. We get cold and avoid snow at all costs!

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Of course the wetness of snow can affect the depth, but this works well enough for my needs.

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Quiz: 1.25 inches precipitation = how much?

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12.5 inches of snow! You got it! So, remember that example of .957? That could mean 9.5 inches of snow. Could be a lot of snow for me if it's dry and fluffy! But, doubtful because of the rain.

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If you forget which way to move the decimal, just remember the number must get bigger because snow is much taller than rain.

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No matter how much snow we get, I'll be staying warm!

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