Snow Survey Readings for April 17, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 -
Our lingering winter has resulted in record highs for snow depth and water equivalence for mid-April, according to the snow pack measurements taken April 17.

The average depth at all three sites is 43.4 cm, 613% of normal for this time of year.  Average snow water equivalence is 132.7 mm, and equally incredible 575% normal.

"The snow pack has likely peaked in size and significant melt is expected over the coming weeks.  The Colorado Low storm system that has plagued the province is moving on.  Clear skies and daytime highs of five to 10 degrees C are expected for the weekend and early next week," said Joel Harrison, Water Resources Scientist at NBMCA. 

NBMCA is now measuring the snow pack weekly, to monitor conditions as we get closer to the spring freshet.

Data for the season can be found online at NBMCA Snow Data.  (Look for the drop-down menu under station & parameter for snow depth and snow water equivalent)

 
*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 April 17, 2018 - 49.9 cm (853% of normal) 

Current Average Water Equivalence for April 17, 2018 - 168 mm  (775% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for April 17, 2017 - 3 cm

Highest Recorder Snow Depth for April 17 - 49.9 cm in 2018


Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for April 17, 2018 - 36.3 cm (650% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for April 17, 2018 - 117 mm (651% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for April 17, 2017 - 0 cm

Average Water Equivalence for April 17 - 36.3 cm in 2018

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for April 17, 2018 - 44 cm  (333% of normal) 

Current Average Water Equivalence for April 17, 2018 - 113 mm (299% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for April 17, 2017 - 11 cm

Average Water Equivalence for April 17 - 44 cm in 2018

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