Posted by: pyeager | December 2, 2009

Expanding Snow Cover

Now that it’s December, generally considered winter even though winter won’t officially arrive for a couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the snow cover across the United States and all of North America.

North America

Here’s the latest map from the National Ice Center:

North America snow cover as of December 2, 2009

United States

What follows is a close-up of the United States and most of Canada–note the snow in southern New Mexico and western Texas, as well as the dot in north-central Texas. I talked about the possibility of southern December snow in a recent post (White Christmas in the South?)–perhaps a preview of things to come?

Snow Haters–Don’t Click on the Following Link

Snow lovers will enjoy this National Ice Center animation, showing the past 31 days (from the current time, not the day the blog was posted). The rest of you should not click on the link until March!

–Paul Yeager

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