Over Two-thirds Of The Contiguous USA Covered With Snow

Posted By on February 9, 2014

Back on Dec 15th, 2013: Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years….Now, it’s even more. 

February 7, 2014

  Area Covered By Snow: 67.4%
  Area Covered Last Month: 48.1%

See the map and the 3D image:

Here are the percentages for the last ten years!

February 7, 2014
Area Covered By Snow:    67.4%
February 7, 2013
Area Covered By Snow:    34.8%
February 7, 2012
Area Covered By Snow:    25.5%
February 7, 2011
Area Covered By Snow:    48.9%
February 7, 2010
Area Covered By Snow:    60.8%
February 7, 2009
Area Covered By Snow:    33.2%
February 7, 2008
Area Covered By Snow:    51.1%
February 7, 2007
Area Covered By Snow:    38.9%
February 7, 2006
Area Covered By Snow:    26.6%
February 7, 2005
Area Covered By Snow:    26.4%
February 7, 2004
Area Covered By Snow:    53.4%

And, the Great Lakes area looks like its heading for a record too…..

As of February 5, 2014, the entire Great Lakes system is now reportedly covered 77 percent with ice, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Last week at this time the ice cover was 66 percent. The 77 percent ice cover now still lags behind 1994, when the entire Great Lakes system had an average ice cover of 84 percent on February 5. This data is according to Jia Wang, physical oceanographer at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Center in Ann Arbor, MI.

Sources: Wise Dog Research,  3D image is from this KMZ file and Google Earth, http://wattsupwiththat.com, Jia Wang, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

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