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Snowfall is often just measured by its depth in inches (or centimeters). But there are other important factors to consider. The density, the temperature, and the crystal shape all greatly affect how the snow behaves when you try to work with it. So it might be useful if we also measured other properties of snow as well.

For instance, if you have to shovel snow, the thing that you are most concerned about is the weight of the snow. To measure this, I made a simple scale that can be read remotely. This lets you monitor the snowfall from the comfort of your warm house. It makes a great addition to any DIY home weather station.

Step 1: Materials

Here are the materials and tools that you will need for this project:

Materials:
Kitchen Scale (preferably one that doesn't zero itself when turned on)
Four Long Wires
Small Plastic Bowl
Scrap Plastic


Tools:
Fine Toothed Saw or Rotary Cutting Tool
Hot Glue Gun
Drill
Knife
Screw Driver
Ruler
Sharpie
<p>Nice project, interesting idea. I also made a project to measure the snow depth (height) using ESP8266 WiFi module and HC-SR04 Ultrasonic sensor and send the data to Thingspeak for reading it on the Android smartphone, but I am still working to find a better power management solution. You can find it here:</p><p><a href="http://www.geekstips.com/arduino-snow-depth-remote-sensing-with-ultrasonic-sensor/" rel="nofollow">Android Snow Depth with ESP8266 and Ultrasonic waves</a></p>
<p>Wow nice project!! </p>

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