Just curious what "snow_depth" represents in the forecast? I assumed it was a calculation of the actual on-the-ground snow depth for a given time based on this blog post 1. However, calling it for a particular mountain that should have 100+ inches of snow returns a single day of "44" feet? inches?, and then 0 for the remainder. I assume it's also not snowfall for that day because there are other fields for snowfall.

1 https:www.weatherbit.ioblogpostweather-api-update-radar-elevation-enhancements-snow-depth-and-more

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Snowman says:
April, Wednesday, 2018 at 12:24AM

Example latlng: 47.83656, -121.2638

The first item in the "forecast" endpoint shows these values:

"snow": 10.45, "snow_depth": 45,

The remainder are both 0.

John says:
April, Wednesday, 2018 at 1:36AM

Thanks for reaching out -

The snow field will give you new snowfall accumulation.

The snow_depth field utilizes modeled snow depth grids don't have a high enough resolution to resolve very topographically complex terrains (3km). We don't recommend using our API to get mountain snowpack for this reason.

John at Weatherbit

Snowman says:
April, Wednesday, 2018 at 10:25AM

Ah that's a bummer! The blog post I saw on snow depth also mentioned 30m resolutions with elevation corrections, but it looks like that refers specifically to forecasts and not snow depth. Are there any plans to increase the resolutions for snow depth?

Also, looks like my link above had some formatting issues. Unsure what the syntax is here, but let's try that again: https:www.weatherbit.ioblogpostweather-api-update-radar-elevation-enhancements-snow-depth-and-more

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