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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - We have a couple of one-line answers that we thought we'd combine together into one column:

How Much Snow Equals An Inch Of Rain? It depends on the water content, but generally speaking, 1 inch of rain would equate to 10 inches of snow.

Why Doesn't It Rain Salt Water? If water from the oceans evaporates and eventually becomes rain, why aren't raindrops made of salt water? That's because when the water evaporates from the ocean, it's just the water molecules that evaporate. The salt molecules get left behind in the ocean.

Are Reported Rainfall Totals Per Square Foot? Square Yard? Actually, it doesn't matter the area. When we say an inch of rain fell, it can be an inch of rain over a one-inch are or 1 square mile area. If you measured the rain over any area, one inch of water would have covered it.

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