According to an analysis done today by the National Weather Service’s National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, more than 28% of the continental United States is enjoying a white Christmas this year with some snow cover outside.
According to the analysis, 28.1% of the lower 48 is covered in snow, significantly more than the 12.9% that was on the ground this time last month. The average depth of snow across the United States is 2.1″ but some locations in the Rockies have significant bases.
On Christmas Eve, snow accumulated in the Rockies, with Lodgepole, California seeing 14″ of fresh snow while Flagstaff, Arizona saw 7.6″. Big Bear Lake and Jackson, Wyoming each saw about 7.5″ of new snowfall.