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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 significantly below average across much the West. Stations in
the eastern U.S. received a greater percentage of their seasonal
snow fall as of May 1st, with some stations recording over twice
the seasonal average. The tracks of several major 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 April 10th 2003, after a late
winter snowstorm left up to 22 inches (55.8 cm) of snow over
high elevations of western North Carolina. The storm also quickly
dumped 2-8 inches (5-20cm) in and around the lower elevations of
Asheville, NC, and was accompanied by lightning and thunder.
Elsewhere in the U.S., a large snow storm on April 6th-8th caused
problems for residents in the Central
Plains as snow depths of 4-8 inches (10-20cm) were common
throughout the area. An animated image of daily snow cover over the
U.S. through the month of April can be seen by clicking on the
image to the right. The general northward retreat of snow cover
across the continent during the month is visible in this
Citing This Report
NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: National Snow & Ice for April 2003, published online May 2003, retrieved on July 28, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/snow/2003/4.