Back in the beginning of November when I saw this at the first craft show of the season, I really didn't think we would have had two huge snow storms so far this year. The first dumped over a foot in our area and it was fun to see how accurate the weather forecaster was by measuring our own snow level with this handy snow gauge I purchased from a local crafter.
Made of stainless steel, this snow gauge not only is a nice decoration but will measure snow up to three feet (I hope never to see this much!). It has the numbers 1 ft., 2 ft., and 3 ft. decoratively cut out of steel and soldered onto the steel post. There are three snowflakes in increasing size that measure the half foot increments as you can see in the pictures. There is a small "n" shaped piece at the bottom so you can secure the gauge in the ground by stepping on it with your foot. Luckily we got this in the ground before the first snow fell!!
My brother was nice enough to paint my snow gauge with three coats of rustoleum copper hammer where he works. This will give it protection from rusting and it's also a nice color contrast from the white snow. It's been snowing most of the day here but luckily not what the east coast is getting hit with right now!
Not knowing where to put our snow gauge I checked online where it was suggested to place it in an area that was flat and sheltered from the wind as much as possible. We ended up putting my snow gauge in front of our picket fence so we could see it whenever we came up our driveway and also give the yard a little decor during the long cold winter months in Michigan!