I think it’s time to break out the maple syrup ice candy, because last week there was snow in all 50 states, at the same time!
Data pulled from the National Climactic Data Center shows total snowfall as registered by various weather stations around the country. Our map below shows all of the weather stations in the country that recorded a non-zero amount of snowfall for the month of February. Only Florida and Hawaii registered dustings so light or sparse that they didn’t make it into the total.
Compared to the rest of the country, it looks like the Mid-Atlantic region has been singled out for an extra-hard kick in the pants. Even without data for yesterday and today, we’re over 33 inches here in Pittsburgh.
Despite being an inland northeastern city, Pittsburgh is pretty lucky when it comes to the snow. We’re in a climactic sweet spot where we almost always get a few warm days after every snowfall. However, this time around it’s snowed almost every day for the last two weeks without going above freezing and we are running out of places to put the snow. I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun.
Still, unlike last week, it’s possible to drive from place to place without complete terror.
How is your town handling the snow?