More than half of the contiguous 48 states covered by snow

BY newsdesk  December 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM EDT

In the aftermath of numerous winter storms and bouts of snow across the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that 62.1% of the contiguous 48 states is covered by snow, with an average snow depth of 3.4 inches. Last month, only 11% of the same area was covered.