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Winter Storms

WINTER STORMS MT. RAINIER, WA • THOMPSON PASS, AK • MT. BAKER LODGE, WA O CRATER LAKE, OR • ALTA, UT U.S. SNOWIEST LOCATIONS 680" 552" 530 530" 516" 300" HEIGHT OF AVERAGE U.S. HOME (Average seasonal snowfall for places with a Period of Record of at least 10 yrs) WINTER PRECIP TYPES 35°F 30°F 25°F 25°F 25°F 25°F ORDINARY FREEZING SLEET SNOW SNOWFLAKES SNOW RAIN RAIN PELLETS CRYSTALS U.S. MOST SNOW IN 24 HOURS 69" HEIGHT OF • 75,8" SILVER LAKE, CO. 1921 • 67.0" ECHO SUMMIT, CA. 1982 • 65.0" CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, WA. 1994 AVERAGE AMERICAN MALE 63.0" GEORGETOWN, CO. 1913 • 62.0" THOMPSON PASS, AK. 1955 CAPPING INVERSION WINTER STORM TYPES WARMER AIR COOL LAND ARCTIC AIR ENERGY & MOISTURE LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL WARM LAKE OFTEN OCCURS IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION OTHER WINTER STORMS BLIZZARD ICE STORMS NOR'EASTER 3.5 1/4" HOURS NE Minimum amount of The amount of time the following conditions prevail: accumulated ice on The direction of a exposed surfaces to be declared an Sustained winds of Nor'easter's 35 MPH & greater continuously strong winds blowing in from the East Coast ahead of the storm icestorm Falling/blowing snow reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile COLD HARD FACTS 477 1000" $38 ON MILLION The cost of insured losses in 2012 due to winter storms Deaths occured due to icy roads in the U.S. during the 2008-2009 The 10 year combined snowfalls of Washington, winter season Arkansas, Oregon & Utah (Source: 2013 Munich Re, NatCatService.) WINTER STORMS IN HISTORY O SNOWFALL O DEATHS 'BLIZZARD OF 1888' "SUPERSTORM OF 1993' 'WHITE HURRICANE OF 1913' SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY MT. LECONTE, TN CLEVELAND, OH 58" 56" 22,2" 400 316 300 For more on winter storms visit WEATHER UNDERGROUND INCHES INCHES

Winter Storms

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Nor'easters, lake effect, blizzards! Snow higher than the average U.S. house! It's all here in this Winter Storms infographic by Weather Underground


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