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New England Numbers: Snow

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


New England Numbers: Snow
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price of a swinging “plow-proof” mailbox made by MainelyMetals of Pittston, Maine

mph or greater wind speed, with snow visibility less than a quarter-mile for at least three hours: official National Weather Service definition of blizzard

pounds per square foot: snow-bearing capacity requirement for roofs in coastal Maine (New Jersey roof requirement: only 21 pounds per square foot)

different categories of snow crystals described in Magano/Lee field guide

gallons of water used annually by Vermont ski areas to make snow

decibels: sound level of falling snow, measured from underwater (inaudible by humans, but reportedly annoying to porpoises)

inches: snow depth with an R-value equal to 6 inches of fiberglass insulation

pounds of artificial snow used to build a record-setting (122 feet 1 inch) snowwoman in Bethel, Maine, last winter

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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