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Dear Science Cowboy- If the temperature on Dec. 2 was 25 degrees instead of 40 how much snow would have fallen instead of rain? How would this have compared in its effect on Haines? How can there be so much rain in January?


January 21, 2021

Dear Precipitation Ponderers-

There are way too many factors that affect the snow-to-rain conversion calculation for me to give you a definitive answer. Ground-level air temperature and relative humidity are two factors, but they can vary signific...

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