I blogged last year that NCDC had produced an updated version of the U.S. Average White Christmas Map. This year I am pleased to bring our HD version to you (click to enlarge). Please make sure you are using the new map this season.
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This new NCDC data covers the climatological period from 1980-2012 instead of 1960-1990, so this is a big update. Last year I talked about some of the changes, and showed a comparison of the old and new maps, and changes in individual cities. This year, we're going to start our "2012 White Christmas" forecast maps later this week -- meanwhile we have an article about this graphic and why some areas are more prone to a white Christmas than others.
The mid-Atlantic had never seen a March morning as cold as this one... the Great Lakes ice and U.S. snow cover set records, and more.
Elliot Abrams said: "Rather than centering near the I-80 to I-70 corridor, the snow was centered on the I-70 to I-64 corridors." So what he's saying is...
It's been a heck of a season, but winter is not over yet. Historic cold and snow is coming once again.
I was lucky enough again this year to have AccuWeather send me to Social Media Week in New York City and even luckier to get these awesome photos.
I'd like to present our latest promo video which explains what AccuWeather, the company, does.
Six states got socked with around two feet of snow -- or more, after the Pre-Valentine's Day Blizzard of 2014 was through.