More Snow Covering The USA Compared To A Year Ago

What a difference a year can make when looking at the area covered by snow in the United States! The snow cover has doubled compared to 12-7-2015 when it was 18.9%. As of today, coverage is 33.7%. Look at the two images!

Snow Cover 2015

nsm depth 2016120705 National More Snow Covering The USA Compared To A Year Ago

The push of cold air across the upper Midwest has helped maintain snow on the ground from recent events. The biggest change has been the southern shift of the rain/snow line over New England. This has allowed the snow pack to grow in coverage and depth! Great news for Winter weather enthusiasts and outdoor Winter sports fans! Many ski areas are already operating across Northern New England with lifts and trails open. Here is a quick list of open resorts:

Ski Resort List
                      Ski Areas Open As Of 12-7-2016


My fellow snowmobilers are also excited as trails are expected to open this weekend in Northern New Hampshire. The Pittsburg Ridge Runners announced a limited area of open trails for the coming weekend to kick off snowmobile season 2016-2017. Click here for information.

The projected cold push of air and active storm track through the coming weekend will cause the snow cover to expand. Could this be the start of a great Ski and Snowmobile season? It certainly looks more promising than the outlook at this time last year! Happy trails!

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