The U.S. hits 10 year low for January snow cover

It has been another strange year for winter weather. Last year at this time we were continually talking about massive amounts of snow and cold across much of the U.S. This year has been different though, starting off the season early with heavy snows in the Northern Plains in October, followed by near record cold and plenty of snow for Thanksgiving. But since then, with the exception of a really cold ten days to start January, it's been a fairly quiet and average year. Well we aren't the only ones benefiting from a lack of snow. Much of the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and the Plains have had an equally lack luster year so far. In fact, The U.S. as a whole had just 40% snow cover to end the week… that's the lowest U.S. snow cover to round out the month of January in a decade. Check it out…

 

You have to go back to 2005 to find a year that has less snow. The big year? Nope, not last year… it was actually 2010 when more than 75% of the U.S. had snow on the ground…

 


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