The radiation return from the snow precipitation is returning DOUBLE the normal background amounts. Normal background in this area is approximately 30CPM.
Alert level is 100CPM. Today we are at 59.4CPM and 52.9CPM, plus a steady return on the CDV (civil defense) beta counter.
See the snow test from Mid-December here: 81.4CPMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFIioK...
This means small particles of radioactive material are indeed coming down in the precipitation. Past tests show around 30CPM in the same spot on a nice day with no precipitation.
Several past snow storms have produced similar results.. from 60CPM to 110CPM !! Last year in 2012, did multiple tests of the snow showing alert levels were reached last year.
See ALL my previous video tests at this location ( and other areas around the United States) here:
Performed one (double counter) 10 minute count, using two inspector alert geiger counters , and one CDV counter -- 100am central time , 01/02/2014 , 1/4 inch from source.
59.4 CPM (594 total) over the course of 10 minutes on one counter ... 52.9 CPM (529 total) on the second counter.
Alert level is normally at 100CPM (1000 total).
Thus we are reaching higher and higher compared to 2011 and 2012 levels... Normal "background" count returns approximaely 20-40CPM level.