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Also request from the building dept. sources for snow gage and rain gage
readings.  Down load it and check thier conclusions.  I have found loads
varying more and less by 50%.  Events from recent years can exceed previous
100 year rates.  Not all locations, at the same elevation, have the same
snow fall.  If snow readings are missing try relative rain fall to look for
wetter or dryer areas.  Clarify with the Bldg. Dept if the given value is a
ground snow load or a roof snow load.

David Merrick, SE