What's a SNOTEL Site and How's It Work?

8th August 2016 | Joel Gratz

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There are 730 SNOTEL sites dispersed throughout the western states.

There are 730 SNOTEL sites dispersed throughout the western states.

There are 730 SNOTEL sites dispersed throughout the western states.
Each SNOTEL site consists of many sensors that measure snow and weather conditions. These conditions are reported hourly through automated transmissions back to a central headquarters and are freely available online.  - ©courtesy of USDA NCRS

Each SNOTEL site consists of many sensors that measure snow and weather conditions. These conditions are reported hourly through automated transmissions back to a central headquarters and are freely available online.
Copyright: courtesy of USDA NCRS

Each SNOTEL site consists of many sensors that measure snow and weather conditions. These conditions are reported hourly through automated transmissions back to a central headquarters and are freely available online.  - ©courtesy of USDA NCRS