“There’s snow in 49 states right now, covering some 69.4 percent of the contiguous United States. Even Hawaii has snow , though it’s on a volcano so it’s sort of cheating. Can you guess which state is ruining our perfect record?
Florida! Yes, dumb old Florida is snow-free, making it the New York Giants to the snow’s 07-08 New England Patriots. Thirty-two states have winter weather advisories! There’s snow in Hawaii (on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa), Texas, California and Louisiana! Every state is pitching in to make this a real American snowpocalypse, and Florida is just sitting it out.
Oh well. Forty-nine out of 50 is still pretty good. And pretty rare. CNN’s Angela Fritz calls it “ext
remely unusual,” though since meteorologists don’t keep track of awesome statistics like “how many states have snow in them,” it’s hard to say how unusual.”
from There’s Snow in 49 States [Weather] (gawker.com)
- Snow In 49 States Right Now (MAP) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Blanket of ice: U.S. shivers as 49 of 50 states are hit by snow storms (dailymail.co.uk)