It’s important for homeowners to pay attention as well. The heavier the snow fall, the more important prompt removal is. If too much weight from the white stuff stays for too long, you may need to replace your roof once damage is exposed after the snow melts away.Getting True Measurements Although yard sticks from gardening centers are pretty, they’re not an accurate way to measure the impact of the winter storms. To do that, the water in the snow needs to be measured. This is done by using a specialized snow gauge. Gauges are composed of two parts: a gauge shaped like a funnel, and a copper container which catches the snow.
Once container is filled, it’s removed, and the snow is allowed to melt. When the water is poured out, the amount is measured in millimeters. When there’s more water, you have “wet” snow. When there’s less, you have “dry” snow.
Of course, for most of us, the most we need to worry about when it comes to snow storms is shoveling it and playing in it with the kids.
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