It’s that time of year again, houses are lit up, stores are busy with holiday shoppers, children are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa and the slopes are beginning to see some activity from skiers who have been looking forward to getting back on the mountain all year long.
In certain parts of the country, we aren’t always lucky enough to have natural snow on the slopes so the resort has to create it to ensure the skiers are happy and keep coming back. The perfect tool to assist in accurate snow creation is a Kestrel Pocket Weather Meter. Many resorts rely on the Kestrel meter for dependable measurements when fabricating snowflakes. The Kestrel 3500 provides reliable readings for all the environmental elements that go into successful snow making including: wind speed, temperature, wet bulb temperature, and wind chill.
Since running the machines to create the perfect wintery mix can be costly, using a Kestrel unit to aid in measuring the weather to ensure conditions are just right can save snow makers time and money.
If you’re not into the snow making business, but still want to make use of your Kestrel while skiing or snowboarding, dip the Kestrel meter top down into the snow and submerge the thermistor for a few seconds for an accurate reading of the snow temperature. Monitoring these conditions over time may even help you get an idea of when the temperatures will drop causing the slopes to become too icy or dangerous to ski.
As always, we ask that you share your adventures with us! Let us know if you have any stories about using your Kestrel in the snow or on the slopes, we look forward to hearing from you.