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post #157 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 11:09 PM
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One is snow water equivalent (weight) and the other is depth.

510 mm of snow water equivalent = 51 cm of water equivalent.

106 cm of snowpack = more than 50% air. so actual water equivalent depth is <53 cm. (106/2)

so, they are pretty close.
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