SNOWMAGADDON 2014-01-21 WAS A TRIUMPH!

How deep was the snow on Jill's bucket?

The snow on Jill's bucket was 5.41 inches deep.

We experienced some hassles with the FTP uploader prior to 1pm. Lessons learned will be applied on future missions.

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DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE! DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE in its horrific SOLID FORM! FALLING! FROM! THE! SKY! Only DASA (the Delaware Aeronautics and Snow Administration) has the technology to measure this phenomenon accurately...

Snowfall by Hour

Hour Inches Total
[Earlier] 0.49
0.49
1pm 3.44
3.93
2pm 0.17
4.10
3pm 0.16
4.26
4pm 0.33
4.59
5pm 0.33
4.92
6pm -0.17
4.75
7pm 0.33
5.08
8pm 0.65
5.73
9pm 0.33
6.06
10pm 0.00
6.06
11pm -0.16
5.90
12am 0.00
5.90
1am 0.00
5.90
2am -0.17
5.73
3am 0.00
5.73
4am -0.16
5.57
5am 0.00
5.57
6am -0.16
5.41
7am 0.00
5.41


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@boutell of P'unk Avenue coded this. Have a peek at the source code. HTML5 video is generated with ffmpeg. (IE users: use IE9 or better.)

Jill's webcam is an Android tablet running Cloudpipes for Dropbox and Lapse It • Time Lapse • Lite.

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.

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