Friday, February 12, 2010

The United States is Snow Packed!

A vigorous snowstorm has been moving across the Gulf States since early Thursday, spreading snow and ice from Texas to North Carolina. In its path -- Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina... and even Florida. That's right, for the second time this winter the Sunshine State is experiencing abnormally cold temperatures and snowfall. But why the big deal? It's not The Northeast Quadrant that's being affected. Well, get this...

The new snow pack in Dixie brings the total states dusted with snow up to 49. I would have had to say 50, and I heard all 50 had snow, but after further investigating,
The Washington Post reports that Hawaii does not currently have snow cover. Although snow falls every winter on Hawaii's two tallest volcanoes, the National Weather Service in Honolulu said there was no snow in the state as of today.

At this time nearly 70 percent of the entire nation is absolutely snow packed (see image to the right)! And as the southern storm moves off the coast tomorrow morning it is estimated that over 70 percent of the nation will be snow packed. And get this, there's another storm heading for the mid-Atlantic and northeast on Monday, adding to the record depth of snow in those areas.