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||The image to the left
shows the percent of average seasonal snow fall for stations across
the continental U.S. Data is based on preliminary reports, final
values will likely change for some stations. Many of the stations
were more than 40% below average across much the West. Stations in
the eastern U.S. received a greater percentage of their seasonal
snow fall as of April 3rd, with some stations recording over twice
the seasonal average. The tracks of several winter storms are
visible (from paths of stations registering above average seasonal
totals), such as a swath from northeastern Oklahoma through
Missouri and Illinois to Indiana.
|The image to the right
shows the snow cover on March 31st 2003, after a snowstorm left up
to 15 inches (38.1 cm) of snow over portions of the Northeast
and Mid-Atlantic. Pennsylvania received between 5 - 10 inches
(12.7 - 25.4 cm) of snow, while West Virginia and southwestern
Virginia received 5 -15 inches (12.7 -38.1 cm). This storm also
left up to 6 inches (15.2 cm) across the mountains of the Southeast
(eg. Asheville, NC and surrounding area). Click on the image to the
right for an animation of snowcover throughout the month of
Larger AVI Loop (5.0MB)
|A winter storm brought
significant accumulations of snow to parts of Colorado
on March 17-19. Snowfall accumulations of 30 to 40 inches (76.2 -
101.6cm) were common across the Denver area. Some of the heaviest
snow fell in Gilpin county, just west of Denver, where up to 87.5
inches (222cm) of snow fell. For more information on this event,
contact the Denver,
CO National Weather Service home page.
Citing This Report
NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: National Snow & Ice for March 2003, published online April 2003, retrieved on March 7, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/snow/2003/3.