The authors would like to acknowledge the CIRA Cooperative Agreement funding source NA17RJ1228 Amendment 19 through NOAA/NWS for this project. We would also like to thank all the NWS Forecast Offices that helped in installing equipment and collecting data. In addition we would also like to acknowledge all of the volunteer observers that also installed equipment and collected data: Randy Borys and associates of Storm Peaks Laboratory at the Steamboat Springs Ski Area; Randy Osterhuber and associates of Sierra Snow Laboratory in Soda Springs, California; Dave Lesher of Davis, West Virginia; Carol Sullivan of Stove Prairie, Colorado; and Scott McKim, Adrianna Beltran, Jason Huitt, and Jason Furtado of the Fort Collins, Colorado, weather station. This study would not have been possible without the cooperation of all of these sites, and their help and hard work is greatly appreciated. In addition to all the observers to this study, we would also like to acknowledge Julian Turner for all of the Web development help he provided in order for our observers to enter data via a Web site.
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