Check out our latest experiment!

How deep was the snow on Jill's bucket on January 11th, 2010?

The snow on Jill's bucket is 3.74 inches deep.

Thus completes the experiment! The original snow-measuring mission was such a success that DASA (the Delaware Aeronautics and Snow Administration) greenlighted a 24-hour "extended mission" to measure melting, sublimation and wind loss.

Snowfall by Hour

Hour Inches Total
[Earlier] 1.25
1.25
8pm 2.63
3.88
9pm -0.22
3.66
10pm 0.22
3.88
11pm -0.14
3.74
12am 0.14
3.88
1am 0.08
3.96
2am -0.15
3.81
3am -0.07
3.74
4am 0.88
4.62
5am -0.08
4.54
6am 0.00
4.54
7am 0.00
4.54
8am -0.07
4.47
9am 0.00
4.47
10am 0.00
4.47
11am -0.37
4.10
12pm -0.07
4.03
1pm -0.15
3.88
2pm 0.15
4.03
3pm -0.22
3.81
4pm 0.00
3.81
5pm 0.07
3.88
6pm -0.14
3.74
7pm -0.08
3.66

Colophon

@tommybgoode of P'unk Avenue coded this in PHP. Have a peek at the source code.

Jill's webcam is running Flix v. 3.3 and FTPDrive 3.5.

The snowflake in the graph is a photomicrograph of an actual snowflake taken by Wilson Bentley circa 1902.

In response to questions from fans on ycombinator: Jill's bucket is located near Arden, Delaware, USA.