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Snow depth more than double last year

That's good news for area tourism considering the lack of snow further south
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Snow depth and water content are more than double what they were last year at this time, reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. The organization measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. 

“The average snow depth for all sites is 54.8 cm (165% normal) and average water equivalence is 115.3 mm (189% normal),” said Joel Harrison NBMCA’s Water Resources Scientist. The average snow depth was 21.2 cm and water equivalence was 39.3 mm for all sites in 2017.

That's good news for area tourism considering the lack of snow further south,

Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence at three locations in the watershed.    

North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek Watershed, North Bay)                                                                                                                 

Current Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2019

  51.6 cm (166% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for January 15, 2019

  132 mm(198% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2018

    25.9 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 2012*

   51.6 cm in 2019

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2019

  54.8 cm (158% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for December 15, 2019

 107 mm (187% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for December 15, 2018

   18.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for December 15 since 1988

  63.0 cm in 2009

 Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2019                                

  57.9 cm (172% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for January 15, 2019

 107 mm (182% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2018

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 2007

  19.5 cm

   57.9cm in 2019




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