Snow Survey Readings for December 1, 2018

Dec 03, 2018 -
Snow depth and water equivalence are way above the long-term average for this time of year.

"The average snow depth for all sites is 22.8 cm (263% normal) and average water equivalence is 41.7 mm (359% normal)," said Joel Harrison, Water Resources Scientist at NBMCA. The average snow depth was 11.7 cm and water equivalence was 29.3 mm for all sites in 2017.

*North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek Watershed, North Bay)
(Data prior to Dec. 2011 collected at the former Northeast Mental Health Centre, Hwy 11N)

Current Average Snow Depth for December 1, 2018 - 20.6 cm (285% of normal) 

Current Average Water Equivalence for December 1, 2018 - 43 mm  (368% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for December 1, 2017 - 8.6 cm

Highest Recorder Snow Depth for December 1 - 11.9 cm in 2013


Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for December 1, 2018 - 20.4 cm (257% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for December 1, 2018 - 37 mm (420% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for December 1, 2017 - 4.9 cm

Average Water Equivalence for December 1 - 43.4 cm in 2008

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for December 1, 2018 - 27.4 cm  (248% of normal) 

Current Average Water Equivalence for December 1, 2018 - 45 mm (290% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for December 1, 2017 - 7.5 cm

Average Water Equivalence for December 1 - 43.7 cm in 2008

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For more information, contact:
Joel Harrison, Water Resources Scientist 705-474-5420
Sue Buckle, Manager, Communications & Outreach 705-474-5420 ext. 2010