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U-S Snowstorm Headlines

Posted by feww on January 12, 2011

3rd blizzard in 3 weeks to hit US NE

Up to 18 Inches of Snow Forecast for U.S. Northeast

Continental US Snow Depth Chart.
Image source:  NOHRSC. Click image to enlarge.

National Snow Analysis:

January 12, 2011
Area Covered By Snow: 70.9%
Area Covered Last Month: 35.1%
Snow Depth
Average: 17.4 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 2274.4 cm
Std. Dev.: 28.6 cm
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 3.5 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 1105.1 cm
Std. Dev.: 7.6 cm

NO Snow in Florida!

Continental U.S. Snow Cover Map. Florida was the only state in the U-S without snow [for now anyway!] Image source:  NOHRSC

This shows the most recent image of the United States, taken from a NOAA satellite. This image is taken in the infrared band of light and show relative warmth of objects. Colder objects are brighter and warmer objects are darker. Lower layers of clouds, generally warmer and lower in altitude, are colored gray. Colder and generally higher clouds tops are highlighted in colors. Source NESDIS-SSD

NYC Mayor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Snowstorm

NYC. Mayor Bloomberg, who is totally not in Bermuda this time, has declared a weather emergency ahead of the incoming snowstorm. That’s not to be confused with a “snow emergency,” which would have banned cars without snow chains and tires from major roads. The newly created “weather emergency” designation urges New Yorkers to avoid unnecessary driving, and suspends alternative side parking, payment at parking meters, and garbage collection. Source

Mass. Gov. closes state offices

BOSTON, Mass (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts is preparing, along with the rest of the state, to wrestle with a major storm that’s threatening to dump up to a foot of more of snow Wednesday.

Snow Cover Animations:

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One Response to “U-S Snowstorm Headlines”

  1. Jack said

    [One of the Moderators had a call from a colleague in Hilo who confirmed that Mauna Kea had a snow cover on Tuesday. So we’ve amended the entry accordingly. Moderator]

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