Sunday 4 May 2014

Snow Line

    Spring took a step backward in the Robson Valley yesterday.  We even got light snow flurries in the afternoon.  Higher up in the mountains however it is much colder and so the snow that fell there didn’t melt, like it did on the warmer valley bottom.  In the photo you can see the snow line, above which the temperatures are freezing and below which they are not.
    Quite often in BC weather reports they will announce something like, “snow above 800m” which means in elevations above 800 m (2,600 ft) above sea level the precipitation will fall as snow.  The assumption is that below that elevation there will probably be rain showers.   My house is sitting at 24,000 ft (730 m) above sea level.

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