Today my weather post hit the front page of ycombinator, which in turn brought lots and lots of visitors to my little site. Several alert readers have pointed out that my snowfall total for 2011 doesn’t seem to match other prominent reports. To double check myself, I downloaded the newest data set available from the Utah University Climate Center. To my surprise, the 2011 snowfall total is now dramatically larger (we got just shy of 80 inches this year, according to my analysis). My previous data set was downloaded only about a month ago. I’m not sure why the snowfall totals would have been so inaccurate. Perhaps certain measurements lag behind more than others. In any event, my thanks go out to my commenters. The post has been amended.
Science. It’s collaborative.