67% Snowcover in U.S.December 9th, 2013 at 2:17 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
The first image is the NOHRSC snowcover map from today (Mon.). 66.9% of the Lower 48 States has a snow cover. This is triple the average area with a snow cover on 12/9. With a solid snow and ice cover down to far north Texas and along the Ohio River Valley, we’re not going to warm up much even with a south or southwest wind. The image on the right is low temperatures this morning…look at the cold from the West Coast (see the below zero temperatures across Oregon) to snow-covered Philadephia and New Jersey. Only the far Southeast U.S. has escaped the cold. Check out the GRR NWS Powerpoint on the snow that’s coming for tomorrow and Weds. One spot near Houghton in the U.P reports 9″ of snow in the last 8 hours. Cold records shattered in Alberta, Canada – readings as low as -43F. Stratospheric warming in Asia may continue to force cold air farther south in Asia and North America – the cold is rockin’. 82,000 without power from snow and ice in Virginia – dozens of schools still closed in Texas. Look at the ice in Arkansas.