United States – Record-high snow cover across the Lower 48

Re-blogged from Ice Age Now

Snow now covers nearly one half – one half! – of the continental United States. That’s the most snow cover on December 2 since records began.

Snow Cover – 2 December 2019 – Image courtesy of NOAA

“Snow covered the ground on nearly half of the real estate in the Lower 48 — 46.2 percent of land area — on Monday morning,’ writes Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang ” (This is) the largest area on Dec. 2 since snow cover records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began in 2003. Normally, a little more than a quarter of the nation has snow on the ground at this time of year.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/12/02/snow-cover-reaches-record-early-december-extent-lower-after-back-to-back-storms/

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/12/03/early-snow-cover-record-set-for-usa-a-foot-of-snow-in-25-states/

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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2 Responses to United States – Record-high snow cover across the Lower 48

  1. tom0mason says:

    And all this cooler weather begs the question about food supplies.
    According to Ice-Age Farmer many American and European farms are at a real risk of going bankrupt or have gone bankrupt. So who will be supplying the food markets in 2020 and onward?

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