State of the Climate Monthly Overview - National Snow and Ice

The State of the Climate is a collection of periodic summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. The State of the Climate Monthly Overview - National Snow & Ice report provides an analysis of snow and ice in the United States, placing the data into a historical perspective. Topics include snow cover extent and snowpack; the period of record for snow cover extent is 1967 to the present. Significant events and storms are also covered. Reports are generated monthly for all snow months in the U.S. (October-April, occasionally September and May) beginning with October 2002. Additional annual analyses focused on the July through June Northern Hemisphere "snow season", as opposed to the calendar year, are available beginning in 2008.

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Last Updated November 5, 2018, 22:34
Created June 7, 2017, 23:14
access_constraints ["How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.", "Please note that State of the Climate reports are based upon operational datasets. The official operational datasets chosen for the report can and do change over time. The nature of these changes can be evolutionary, such as addition of previously-missing data or changes due to quality-assurance algorithms. Changes may also be revolutionary, in that a new version of an operational dataset, or a different dataset altogether, are adopted for official use. In any of these cases, the values presented in the State of the Climate reports reflect those known at the time, using the official dataset at the time. Values are not updated or edited within past reports, unless otherwise noted, even if the underlying official dataset has since changed."]
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