February rainfall drops, but is snow included?

Oakville AVA Rainfall

We’ve almost tripled our rainfall compared to this time last year, but does the recent February snow get included in these numbers? Sometimes, depending on how fast it melts. “None of the weather stations have heating rain gauges so if the snow piles up on it, the rain gauges just record the amount of liquid water once it melts through the gauge,” says Matt Wanink, a meteorologist at Western Weather Group. “It is hard to tell if it’s rain, wet snow, or snow unless the temps are below 32°F.” No matter how it counts, we’ll take every last drop!


Oakville AVA rainfall 2022 v 2023