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Monday, January 14, 2013

Pictures from Today

Here's a few pictures I grabbed of the sleet and freezing rain event we had today.  More is expected overnight and tomorrow, so don't get too relaxed just yet!

Between 10:10am and 10:15am today we had a brief period of sleet, with thunder, which means there was a good bit of convection in the storm.  Here's a look at the sleet diameter, ranging from 1/16th-inch up to 3/16th-inch in diameter.  The very first sleet that fell was slightly larger than this.

Next is view of ice accumulation on a river birch tree in the yard.  To measure accumulation, you should measure the radial accumulation, not the complete diameter of the ice.  Here it's about 1/16th of an inch.

Finally, this is my CoCoRaHS rain gauge after being exposed to the elements all day.  For something that will hold eleven inches of rain, this would be one mega-sized frosty mug!

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