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WINTRE-MIX: New York State (NYS) Mesonet Snow Network


The New York State Mesonet operates a sub-network of snowpack monitoring stations across select areas of the Adirondacks, Tug Hill, and Catskills. These "Snow" stations specifically measure snow depth and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE). Snow depth is measured every 5 minutes, and SWE is estimated over a 6-hour period with observations provided up to four times daily. The SWE sensor estimates the amount of water in a column between the ground and the sensor by detecting gamma rays emitted from two naturally-occurring elements in the soil: potassium and thallium. Water attenuates the signal emitted by each element, and the level of attenuation allows the sensor to estimate the amount of water present in the column. The element providing the best estimate is site-specific, and it will take several years of data to determine which element provides the best estimate at each site. See the NYS Mesonet website for more information and standard plots at .

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These data can be requested from the NYS Mesonet data request page at . "Snow network data" should be specified in the comment section of the request form, and June Wang should be the requested handler of this data request.


Data requests from Non-WINTRE-MIX participants MAY INCUR A FEE.  Data is provided for free to WINTRE-MIX participants. 


To cite this data, please use the NYS Mesonet Overview paper, Brotzge et al. (2020):,

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Frequency 6 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2022-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2022-03-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 45.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 42.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -76.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -73.00

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