Make a snow monitoring scale by hacking a kitchen scale

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Many parts of the country have started to turn the corner and see spring approaching, but there are still lots of areas where March snowfall is common. If you live in one of those colder areas this project that hacks a kitchen scale to make a snow monitoring scale could be a cool way to study the next snowfall.

Instructables user DIY Hacks and How Tos gave us permission to share this tutorial with you. They say:

"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."

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