The Official Snow Stake is located high atop Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest mountain (elevation 4393', or 1339m). Actually, the stake
isn't quite at the summit: it's located a bit lower, around 3900', just off the Toll Road which leads to the summit ridge.
Summit weather conditions are reported to the National Weather Service each night by a crew of engineers stationed at the WCAX
television transmitter located on the ridgeline.
For our purposes, we obtain the daily data via the Vermont State Hydrological Report.
We download the report each day at around 7:00 pm, strip out the Mansfield data, and add it to our archive. Note that this graph is displayed in ski season time: a ski season runs from September 1 to August 31. Thus, selecting Year=1999 displays data from September 1 1999 to August 31 2000.
The Mount Mansfield Snow Depth graph was one of the first web applications deployed at the University of Vermont.