Over 70 Percent of US Covered in Snow

Taking a quick look at the National Weather Service NSA (National Snowfall Analysis), 72.6% of the nation is covered by a blanket of snow today, February 19th. The average snow depth is 6.3 inches. This time last year, only 32.9% of the country was under snow. 

The snow stretches from the northern tier of states down to the Texas Gulf Coast region. The northern Plains are experiencing a below normal winter as far as snowfall amounts and are under moderate to severe drought conditions as far north as North Dakota and eastern Montana.

Snow covered 73.2% of the contiguous US on February 16, according to the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC). That is the highest snow coverage for any day, since 2003, according to NOAA.