Can your classroom accurately predict the amount of snow that we will have at Bogus Basin this year? How about the snow/water equivalent? Send SnowSchool your prediction and you could win a prize for your entire classroom! The closest class wins the prize!! Winners will be announced in the spring.
For groups making predictions in January/February: SnowSchool wants to know your prediction for the greatest snow depth measurement and the greatest snow/water equivalent measurement recorded during the course of the winter. One prediction (snow and water) per class please (this should be two numbers both in inches).
Example: Prediction for Ms. Smith’s Class- 50 inch snow depth, 14.1 inch snow/water equivalent
Once you make your prediction your class name will be added to this page below and you will be able to track and compare your prediction to the live snowpack graph as it grows (or melts) each week of the winter!
To view the webpage for the SnowSchool Weather Station click the picture below:
View the interactive map of weather stations in the Boise area:
Learn more about the connection between mountain snow and water:
HISTORICAL SNOWPACK DATA: Its important to keep track of snow, how much of it there is in the mountains because mountain snow is our source of water in Idaho. If we have less snow than normal, we could have less water available for people to use. In making your prediction you will want to look at what happened in previous years (see graphs below), how much snow and snow/water equivalent we have on the ground right now (above graph), any data you collected during your SnowSchool field trip, and historical/forecasted weather. To help with your predictions we’ve included a graph below of what happened last year and the year before (the very first year it was installed) at the SnowSchool Weather Station (Elevation 6241 ft) –
SnowSchool Weather Station 2018-2019 AND 2019-2020
SnowSchool Weather Station 2017-18
SnowSchool Weather Station 2016-17
SnowSchool Weather Station Winter 2015-16
Other Weather Stations: The SnowSchool Weather Station isn’t the only weather station around that records snow and water levels. Nearby is the Bogus Basin SNOTEL Station that records the same type of information and its been around a lot longer. However, because of its location this station typically gets MORE SNOW than the SnowSchool Weather Station. So use the information below cautiously:
All available snow data from Bogus Basin SNOTEL Station since 1999:
Want to see more information from the Bogus Basin SNOTEL site? Click here!
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