Snow Cover in 49 of 50 States

Forty nine out of fifty states in the US currently have snow on the ground.  That is a pretty incredible fact considering meteorologists were predicting a mild, dry winter for the Southeast due to a La Nina.  According to the National Weather Service, almost 70% of the contiguous United States is covered in snow.  Even Hawaii has a few inches of the white stuff atop Mauna Kea!  The only state without any snow cover is Florida.  I guess they call it the Sunshine State for a reason.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.