67% Snowcover in U.S.

December 9th, 2013 at 2:17 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

nohrsc  low temps. 12 7  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.

18 Responses to “67% Snowcover in U.S.”

  1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Enjoy the lake effect snow to those who get it!

    I’m still in a snow drought over here with plenty of green grass this morning and no big synoptic snows in sight. Believe it or not, I’m still above average temps for December… at least until tomorrow!

    What a crazy jet stream we are seeing right now though! Extreme warmth in Alaska and Florida with bitter cold in between.

    -It appears that Sunday’s 39° at Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) is the warmest December temperature ever measured at any site on the Alaskan Arctic Ocean shoreline region. Weather records for Alaska’s North Slope go back as far as 1921 at Point Barrow. Keep in mind that this is an area that has been in perpetual 24-hour darkness for several weeks.

    -Tallahasse, Florida hit 84° on Saturday, matching their highest temperature ever recorded in the month of December.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Literally, always figuratively, a broken record with the repost.

      1. INDYY says:

        lol!! facts hurt!!! INDYY

      2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

        Thanks for the non-weather post. Your kindness shines brightly!

        1. INDYY says:

          NO problem!! INDYY

        2. Rocky (Rockford) says:

          You have an illness. Seek help immediately!

  2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    It has been snowing out a TON all day today!! We have gotten several more inches of snow with lots more on the way :)

    1. John says:

      How much is several?

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        I have no idea becuase I’m in the bus and am going swimming but I’ll check at around 6:15. I passed 3 slide offs so far with bad visibility and snow covered roads.

        1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          Another car was stuck that I just passed. Wind gusts make visability very low for sure.

      2. yooper4021 says:

        It’s pretty nasty, John. I’m in the same area as Nathan. It’s been snowing steady again since 1pm, and wind has definitely kicked up. Tough to say with the wind, but at least an inch (maybe 2?) this afternoon and 3-4 inch total snow cover.

  3. Matt says:

    I can tell you that since I finished plowing at 8:30 this morning we have added another 2 1/2 to 3 inches here in Kzoo

  4. Jim S (Saugatuck Twp) says:

    Winter Weather Advisories posted…and a very interesting forecast discussion for the week. Looks like an interesting week.

  5. yooper4021 says:

    Wow… the afternoon NWS forecast discussion is definitely more bullish on the prospects of lake effect snow this week and cold through at least 12/19.

    They are even speculating about a significant storm for the weekend…

    THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SYSTEM WE WILL BE WATCHING IS POSSIBLE PHASING
    OF A NORTHERN STREAM SYSTEM CURRENTLY NEAR BAFFINS ISLAND WITH AN
    UPPER LOW OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST DURING THIS COMING WEEKEND. THIS
    COULD BE A MAJOR SNOW STORM FOR SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN FOR
    SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY IF THE SYSTEM TRACKS FAR ENOUGH NORTH. THE
    09/12Z GFS HAS THE SYSTEM OVER SOUTHERN OHIO SATURDAY EVENING. THE
    TREND IS FOR A SLOWER AND STRONGER SYSTEM FROM THE LAST 3 RUNS OF
    THE GFS SO THIS WILL HAVE TO BE WATCHED CLOSELY.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Well isn’t that interesting??

    2. John says:

      I’m wondering if it could turn out to be a blizzard?

    3. yooper4021 says:

      Long way to go til the weekend….but if it’s going to be cold, might as well bring the snow!

  6. Bald Eagle (Montague) says:

    Nothing coming down on the lakeshore. No more snow for me!

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