High Snow Water Equivalent
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Apr 4, 2013 10:21 AM CDT

The weather has seemed to have forgotten that the calendar has changed from winter to spring during recent weeks and continues to deposit more snow across the crop regions of the Canadian Prairies. Not only have winter snow totals gotten very high, snow depths and the water stored in the snow on the ground have become high. The snow stored in the snow cover is known as snow water equivalent or SWE.

SWE is important to know during this time of year to help determine how much flooding potential there is. During the winter and early spring snow continues to ...

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