Use a snow gauge to measure the amount of snow that falls in a given
period of time.
Build Your Own Weather Tool!
Use the materials and follow the directions below.
Flat board, at least 2' X 4" wide
- Place the board outside on a flat surface in an open area.
- Check the board every day at the same time, preferably in the morning
before any snow that fell overnight has a chance to melt.
- Stick the ruler into the snow until it hits the board. Note how high
the snow fall measures.
- Record on your Weather
Data Sheet (PDF) how much snow has fallen to the nearest ¼
of an inch (.25).
- Wipe the snow off the board, and place the clean board on top of
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