Thursday, April 01, 2010

Synopsis of Precipitation in March 2010

March 2009 was relatively dry in the McCoy Creek watershed of Buchanan Township, Michigan, with just 1.98 inches of precipitation, including 0.3 inches of snow. We had a maximum of 6.5 inches of snow on the ground, and snow cover equaled or exceeded 50 percent on 9 days. There were 11 days of measurable precipitation and 1 day of measurable snowfall. In the tables below, figures from March 2009 are provided in brackets for comparison):

Total Precipitation—Rain and/or Melted Snow: 1.98 inches [4.65]
Daily Variation:
  • ≥ 0.01 inches – 11 days [8]
  • ≥ 0.13 – 2 [7]
  • ≥ 0.25 – 2 [5]
  • ≥ 0.50 – 1 [5]
  • ≥ 1.00 – 1 [1]
  • New Snowfall Totals: 0.1 inches [0.3]
    Daily Variation:
  • ≥ 0.1 – 1 day [1]
  • ≥ 0.5 inches – 0 [0]
  • ≥ 1.0 – 0 [0]
  • ≥ 2.0 – 0 [0]
  • ≥ 3.0 – 0 [0]
  • Snow on Ground:
    Daily Variation
  • ≥ 0.5 inches – 9 days [0]
  • ≥ 5.0 – 4 [0]
  • ≥ 10 – 0 [0]
  • ≥ 15 – 0 [0]
  • Maximum Snow Depth: 6.5 inches (March 1) [T]
    Maximum Precipitation: 1.41 inches (March 12) [1.41]
    Maximum Water on Ground as Snow/Ice: 2.26 in (March 2) [T]
    Days with Snow Cover ≥50%: 9 [0]

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