Most of U.S. covered with snow after massive winter storms

73 percent of country has snow on the ground

Estimated U.S. snow cover from Tuesday
Estimated U.S. snow cover from Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rounds of significant winter weather have forced most of the US into a deep freeze.

Following a historic snowstorm earlier in the week that brought heavy snow from Seattle to Texas and into the Great Lakes region, nearly 75 percent of the country has snow on the ground.

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This is the most expansive snow coverage across the U.S. since the record began in 2003.

The snow made it all the way down to the Gulf Coast in Texas Monday.

More snow and ice will be likely across the Deep South and Mid Atlantic through the upcoming weekend.

Forecast snow

Beyond the weekend, a warming trend is expected across the eastern third of the country.

Temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center

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About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.