Snow day and snow maps

The mega-storm that has affected over 100,000,000 people in the United States turned out to be somewhat wimpy here in St. Louis. At our house we got lots of rain, then about 0.25 inches of ice, followed by two inches of sleet, topped by a few inches of snow (hard to tell exactly how much with the wind blowing it around).

I love winter, so I was a bit disappointed. But the kids don’t have school and my wife and I don’t have to go in to work, so we will be out playing in the snow sometime today.

Here are a few maps and images from around the internet, starting with a satellite image showing the size of this storm:

Credit: NOAA

The National Weather Service has a number of static and interactive maps about snow:

Interactive Snow Information map from the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center -- http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html
Scaled 24-hour Snow Precipitation (rainwater equivalent of snow) -- http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
Non-Snow Precipitation (There was a lot more to this storm than snow) -- http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
Snow Depth -- http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
Current Snow Cover -- http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nh_snowcover/
Current Northern Hemisphere snow cover -- http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nh_snowcover/

Stay warm. Keep Safe. Have fun.

Grace and Peace

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