So far we have seen only a trace of snow (November 12th) this snow season. On average by the end of November about 1.5″ of snow has fallen. With a slow, steady warming trend into Monday with highs near 60 by then, there aren’t any short term prospects for the white stuff. More models are suggesting a cold outbreak beginning next Tuesday that should increase our odds of seeing some snow towards the middle or end of next week.
So while there hasn’t been much snow on the ground to talk about yet, I thought it might be a good time to talk some snow stats. We might not see any snow soon but snow lovers can at least think about it.
- The most snowfall for the month of November was 14.8″ in 1940
- The least snowfall for the month of November was zero in 1999 & 2001
- Most snowfall for a season was 89.7″ (1978-1979)
- Least snowfall for a season was 9.8″ (1920-1921)
- Average amount of snowfall for a season is 36.7″
- Average date of first 1″ snow or more is December 2nd
- 20.2% of the contiguous U.S. is reporting snow cover, down from a peak of 31.5% on November 12th.
The graph above shows that climatologically speaking, the odds of at least an inch of snow or more rise dramatically as we get towards early December. Notice the spike in number of days with 1″ or more of snow on December 2nd.
Hang in there snow lovers!