Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012 U.S. Snow Cover

What a stunning change in snow cover in one month. 

As of December 31, 2012 , 61.9% of the lower 48 states is snow covered compared to only 13.3% as of November 30, 2012.

The color shading on the map shows the area with a snow cover and the shades of Blue indicates the current depth of snow (see the scale on the bottom of the map.

Here is a listing of the measured snow depths across Nebraska as of 6am December 31, 2012.
Grand Island, 5 inches; Hastings, 4 inches.; Norfolk 3 inches.; Valley (NWS), 3 inches; Offutt AFB, 2 inches.; Eppley airport, 2 inches.; North Platte, 1 inch.; Valentine 1 inch.; Lincoln, 1 inch.

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