The Insulating Power of Snow

plant buried in snow
It’s cool on top, cozy down below with this big pile of snow.

How much difference does snow make in insulating plants? According to researchers at Rutger’s University, 9 inches of snow cover can make a 42 degree difference in temperature. According to their experiment, if the air temperature is -14 degrees F, the ground temperature under 9 inches of snow would be 28 degrees.

It must be about 85 under those monster piles at the end of my driveway!

4 thoughts on “The Insulating Power of Snow

  1. That is an amazing bit of information! Now I don’t feel so sorry for my flowers out there under their insulation blanket. You could have a party under your 85 degree snowpiles out in the driveway. 🙂

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