Deepest snow depth for every state in the U.S.

This has not been the greatest season so far for snow lovers in Minnesota.  We have seen a couple of good storms, but overall totals are down statewide and the forecast doesn't do us any favors.  In fact, by the weekend, many locations across the state will be melting snow.  So what have the more abundant years brought?  Well, I thought the image below was rather timely.  This is a map showing the amount and location of every state's largest snow DEPTH.  This is not snow total… this is the amount of snow on the ground at any one time…

 


According to the National Climate Data Center, Minnesota's all time record snow depth is 88" set just 9 miles south of Meadowlands or about 25 miles northwest of Duluth.  This was set February 19, 1969 during a VERY snowy month when many locations in the state, including the Twin Cities metro, set record monthly snow amounts for February.  The nation's highest snow depth is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California ironically enough with 451 inches on March 11, 1911.  And for those that don't think EVERY state in the U.S. gets snow… even Hawaii has recorded 5" of powder at the peak of Maui which is actually not last on the list.  Florida rounds out the 50 states with 4" in the panhandle back in 1954.


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