Find out how much snow you’ve shovelled so far this season
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This article was published 05/11/2019 (1059 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Just how much snow have you shovelled from your driveway this season?
In our endless pursuit of the hard — and potentially painful — truth, we have devised a calculator to determine that amount.
Find out how many pounds of snow you’ve heaved — and determine what that is in bowling balls. Or grand pianos.
To determine the weight of snow, we use the weight of the water estimated to be in the snow and use up-to-date snowfall data from The Weather Network.
We also made some other assumptions:
- An adult male polar bear weighs about 520 kilograms (1,140 pounds);
- the average adult male generally uses a bowling ball that weighs between six and seven kg (14 and 16 pounds);
- An average domestic cat weighs about 4.5 kg (10 pounds);
- Dustin Byfuglien weighs about 120 kg (260 pounds)
- A Steinway Model O living room grand piano weighs about 270 kg (600 pounds);
- Your sidewalk is two-thirds of a metre wide (two feet).
Be sure to brag — or just complain — on Twitter about how much snow you’ve cleared.
If you don’t know how big your driveway is, you can use this handy tool.
Updated on Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:06 PM CST: Updates text
Updated on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:26 PM CST: Updates text for 2018