We had a big dump of beautiful, light, fluffy, Colorado powder snow! The yard stick shows 9.5 inches, 24 cm, of fresh snow. The 10 inch mark is visible but the 9 inch mark is below the surface.

9.5 inches of snow

The snow pile made after shoveling was a little deeper. See the yard stick almost completely burried to the end in the snow pile?

Bigger snow pile after shoveling