(Gillette, Wyo.) Official snowfall totals from the National Weather Service won't be available for a few more hours. But CoCoRaHS
-- the community rain, hail, and snow network --
turned in results this morning that between 4 and 6 inches of snow had
fallen in the area.
David King with Campbell County Emergency Management is a member
of CoCoRaHS and took precipitation readings this morning with his standard
rain gauge, which looks like this:
That measures rain and melted snow, of which he says there was .81 inches.
But for a more practical measurement, he uses a ruler stuck in the snow and
takes an average out of several locations that he measures. For him, that
was 5.6 inches.
We've started a community photo album
for the first spring snowfall of 2016. If you have a photo you'd like to
include, send it to us !