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How much rain is in 1 foot of snow?
According to NOAA how much precipitation is there in one foot of snow?
It can vary widely. 1 inch of water can produce 2 inches of extremely wet snow or as much as 30 inches of fluffy dry snow. A rule of thumb (and this is a very general rule) is that 1 inch of water is in 10 inches of the average snowfall. To answer your question, it may be about 1.2 inches of rain using this formula.
If you have a 1500 sq ft home and there is 1 ft of snow on the roof how much weight is on the roof?
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What is 49 inches of snow is that in feet?
How much does a cubic foot of snow weigh?
Ken Hellevang, from the University of North Dakota says: "The weight of snow varies greatly. Light fluffy snow may only weigh about seven pounds per cubic foot. More average snow may weigh 15 pounds per cubic foot and drifted compacted snow may weigh 20 pounds or more..." Let's figure this out... There are 7.48 gallons per cubic foot of water - that's about 62.4 pounds. For Wet Snow Let's say wet snow would be equivalent to 1" of rain or 5" of snow, you would get a resulting 62.4/5 = 12.5 pounds. For Light, Fluffy Snow Let's say fluffy snow would be equivalent to 2.5" of water and 12" snow, you would get 62.4/12 = 5.2 pounds.
If there was 6 inches of snow when it melted how much water would you have?
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What is the weight of one inch of rain over one square foot?
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Can 10 centimeters of snow contain about the same amount of water as 5 centimeters of rain?
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How much water is in one cubic foot of snow?
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How much oxygen is in one cubic foot of snow?
Snow is not uniform for density so you would have to weigh the cubic foot you are interested in. Each pound or kilogram would be composed of 1/9 hydrogen and 8/9 oxygen (by mass) since the molecular weight of water is 18, the atomic weight of hydrogen is 1 and the atomic weight of oxygen is 16. Based on 1 cubic foot of snow being about 10% the weight of a cubic foot of water, it would weigh approximately 6.25 pounds and contain about 5.56 pounds of oxygen.
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Can 3 mm of rain melt 25 cm of snow in less than a day?
I saw your explanation and moved it to Discussion comments below. To answer your question - No. That small bit of rain won't melt so much snow. 3mm is only about 1/80 of 25cm. It would take a lot more rain and very warm temperatures to melt that snow in one day. Then your area would likely have flooding.
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How much does a square foot of snow weigh?
According to a news story on NBC Today Show, which aired Feb 13, 2015, one cubic square of dry snow weighs about 7 pounds. One cubic foot of "wet" snow weighs about 20 pounds. Ice adds more to the weight of both wet or dry snow. The extreme heaviness of snow, therefore, can cause multiple problems, for example, it can make roofs collapse or contribute to heart attacks from over-exertion when people are shoveling snow.
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