Mission SnowGLOBE Flight Planned 14 February

Another flight is possible later in the week

A student measures snow depth with a ruler.

Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan indicates that a flight is planned for 14 February (Tuesday) with take-off expected at 5:00 p.m. ET. There is a second potential flight for either 16 February (Thursday) or 17 February (Friday). You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward. 

Leave your snowboard out, with data collection throughout the storm(s) and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as you can (e.g., if you are taking measurements at a school).

Measurements requested include:

  • New snow depth 
  • Snowpack depth 
  • Snow water equivalent 
  • Clouds (optional) 
  • Photos of snowflakes (optional) 

Even if you don’t get precipitation in your area, recording and submitting zero precipitation is helpful for the mission. If you don’t get snow, measure the rainfall if possible.

If the flight status changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please see the Mission SnowGLOBE homepage or reach out to us at

Happy measuring!

The U.S. GLOBE Office

(Jen, Haley and Alicia)

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