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||The image to the left
shows snow cover on May 1st and by clicking on the image, an
animation displays the general northward retreat of snow throughout
the month of May 2003. Sea-ice dimished across Hudson Bay and other
inland water during the month and despite a few late season
snowfalls across the western U.S., snow gradually melted back,
leaving only high elevations with some remaining snow cover.
|The 2002/2003 snow season was
generally above average along the eastern seaboard. Stations from
Oklahoma northeastward to the Great Lakes also received as much as
200% of normal snowfall for the 2002/2003 season. Stations in the
West and upper Midwest were mostly below normal for the season
although the Rockies' Front Range and parts of the Sierra Nevada
Mountains had near average snowfall.