Winter Storm Inga brought snowfall all the way to the Gulf Coast this week. What is most intriguing is that this is not the first time this season that the Gulf Coast states (from Texas to Florida) have seen snow. As of Thursday morning, ALL 50 states have some portion of the state with snow cover.
If you’re wondering about Florida (as mentioned above) and Hawaii, yes, those states have snow, too. Snow and sleet fell and accumulated in parts of the Florida Panhandle, and the volcanic peak of Mauna Kea has snow too–which isn’t too rare during this time of the year. All 50 states having snow on the ground at the same time is rare because it is extremely difficult to get accumulating snow in Florida. The last time all 50 states had snow on the ground was in 2010 (February 12th); in fact, 53.7% of the lower-48 is snow covered.
Current Snow Cover Across Lower-48