Gnome snow gauge

Gnome with snow covered face and just the hat showing


Status: Hat showing
Traffic advisory: Reduced visibility
Snow depth: 5”

Gnome in snow up to the beard


Status: Beard showing
Traffic advisory: Avoid unnecessary journeys
Snow depth: 3-4”

Gnome with snow to the tunic

Snow carpet

Status: Tunic showing
Traffic advisory: Allow extra time for travel
Snow depth: 2-3”

Gnome with snow almost to the knee


Status: Knee showing
Traffic advisory: Expect icy patches
Snow depth: 1”

Gnome without snow

All clear

Status: Rabbit and shoes showing
Traffic advisory: Traffic is back to normal (brace yourselves)
No snow

As we get ready to bid farewell to 2017 and welcome in 2018, I thought I would share this handy reference tool, the Gnome Snow Gauge, with very best wishes for a happy new year.

38 Replies to “Gnome snow gauge”

  1. It’s about time a gnome earned his keep! Mostly I see them just lolling about, but this one and his rabbit serve nobly. Such monuments to patience, which is a good thing to think about going into 2018. I wish us all a lot of it. Happy new year, Susan — and to all your lively commenters!

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Maureen. These two are exceptionally dutiful. It must have been tempting for them to abandon their post and take shelter in a shed or under a shrub.

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