Today's Snow-Cover Percent, Depth, & Liquid Equivalent (SWE)
These stats include the total area and fraction/percent of the United States covered by snow, the average depth, and the range of depths across the nation. Snow cover stats for last month are also shown. We also include other data, such as the SWE (snow-water equivalent).
April 30, 2017
|Area Covered By Snow:||13.9%|
|Area Covered Last Month:||10.3%|
|Std. Dev.:||15.6 in|
|Snow Water Equivalent|
|Std. Dev.:||5.7 in|
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Image at Right: Rapid sublimation and subsequent melting of snow in North Texas. This snow was characterized by relatively low SWE (approximately 7:1)