The B.C. Government has released a handy tool that allows users to find out how much snow an area has received historically and in near real time. The Snow Stations Interactive Map allows viewers to click on little snowflakes that provide the exact location of a monitoring station, the area’s elevation and links to snow accumulation graphs and downloadable data.
Data are collected and transmitted hourly utilizing the Data Collection System (DCS) on Geostationary Satellites (GOES) operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Remotely sensed snow and meteorological data from automated snow weather stations (ASWS) are available in near real time, including snow-water equivalent, snow depth, air temperature and precipitation.
Current-year, near-real-time hourly data for the previous seven days, and graphs of snow-water equivalent from Oct. 1 to the end of the snow season (typically late June), are updated daily.
Find out more information about the Snow Station Interactive Map and snowfall data www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-science-data/water-data-tools/snow-survey-data/automated-snow-weather-station-data