answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The Teflon-coated fiberglass of the roof covers about 10 acres and weighs over 580,000 pounds according to the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission website.

Snow is tough to call but a rule of thumb figure is 10 cubic inches of snow equal one cubic inch of rain. There are 6,272,640 square inches per acre. 1728 cubic inches per cubic foot. A cubic foot of pure water weighs a bit over 62.4 pounds.

If there were about 10 inches of snow across the roof, then each inch of roof area would equal a cubic inch of water making 3630 cubic feet per acre weighing roughly 225,000 pounds or over 100 tons per acre.

Looking at it, the dome obviously didn't get a uniform coverage of 10 inches (although I understand the Minneapolis metro area got 17" of snow) much less a uniform coverage at all and I don't know enough about how snow sticks to a Teflon dome that maintains a internal temperature of 50 degrees to say much more than that.

The dome went up in Oct. of '81 and suffered snow tears in '81, '82, and '83 that I can find but I don't see any issues for the Halloween blizzard of '91 that dropped almost 28 and a half inches of snow.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-12-13 21:26:24
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides

๐Ÿ““
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How much did the snow weigh that collapsed the Metrodome?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

How much snow leopards weigh?

They weigh 77-120 lbs.


How much do snow tigers weigh?

When studying animals it is important to find out how much an animal can weight. A snow tiger can weigh up to 660 pounds.


How much does a baby snow leopard weigh at birth?

A snow leopard might weigh one to five or four lbs


How much does a snow monkey weigh?

236


How much does a snow leapord weigh?

150 kg


How much does a shovel-full of snow weigh?

15


How much does a female snow leopard weigh and a male snow leopard weigh?

Snow leopards normally weigh 77-120 lbs. Female snow leopards are 30 %smaller than males on average. For more information, go to Wikipedia.com, and type in snow leopards in the search box.


How much does a snow leopard cub weigh?

snow leopards cubs weight is up to 30g


How much does 1 foot of snow weigh?

5 pounds


How much does the snow leopard's bones weigh?

1 ton


How much does a cubic foot of snow weigh melted?

Melted snow is water. Water, because it is a liquid, is hard to weigh as you normally only weigh solids. Liquids would have to be measured litres or gallons. So the answer to that question would depend on how much snow had actually melted- eg. 12% ice and 78 % is water and 10% is debris caught in the snow as it fell


How much does a male snow leopard weigh?

The male Snow Leopard weighs 55-165 pounds


How much does 250 gallons of snow weigh?

Fresh fallen snow generally weighs about 1 tenth that of water. so 250 gallons would weigh about 200 lbs and hard packed snow could weigh about 800 lbs or more.


How much does a inch snow weigh?

29 kg 29 kg


How much does a snow flake weigh?

A snowflake weighs about 0.02 grams.


How much does a snow leopard weigh when full grown?

100 pounds.


How much does NFL player David Snow weigh?

NFL player David Snow weighs 303 pounds.


How much does a snow leopard weigh?

100~150 Snow leopards usually weigh between 27 and 55 kg (60 and 121 lb), although some males may weigh as much as 75 kg (165 lb) and small females may weigh less than 25 kg (55 lb).


How much will a snow leopard weigh?

60 to 120 pounds, which is 27-54 kilograms.


What storm affected the Hubert H. Humpery Metrodome?

They say it was a snow storm I think the feet on it was about.......10 inces I believe.


How much does duck weigh?

I own 2 blue indies ducks and 2 snow ducks and they are about middle age and the snow ducks weigh about 3.5 pounds and the blue indies weigh in the range of 4 to 6 pounds. But they exercise and lose and gain weight.


What team stadiums roof collapsed in December after a snow storm?

Minnesota Vikings.


How much do Snow Leopards weigh?

average of males 165 pounds, maximum 220 pounds.


How much does a snow leopord weigh?

60-120 pounds. Big males can be 170 pounds.


How much does britney snow weigh?

Brittany Snow does not publicize her weight. Most women try to keep their weight a secret, because they may be embarrassed of the weight.