The snow accumulation
season (SAS) is delimited by the dates when average air
temperature reaches 0° C, as computed from mean monthly
Snowfall over the SAS
is the mean monthly snowfall total over the dates of the
snow accumulation season.
The 1971-2000 mean snowfall
over the SAS is found on the map at right. Mountain Lake
is denoted by the star.
The mean snowfall for
this case study is 28 inches, or 0.711 meters.