MIAMI VALLEY — After a soggy stretch of weather, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said she has had a few people ask, “where’s the snow?”
Well, in order to find the snow, you’ll have to travel a bit.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is a decent snowpack forming in the northern Rocky Mountains, across the Cascade Mountains, and down to the Sierra Nevada range.
There’s also a bit of snow cover stretching from the Pacific northwest through the northern plains, including from Washington state to Wisconsin.
December climatologically is often when the Miami Valley starts to see its best opportunity for snow with roughly 5 inches of accumulated snow by the end of the month.
January tends to be the snowiest winter month with more than 8 inches of snow, and then follows February with a bit more than 6 1/2 inches. March can sometimes be a sneaky month for snow, too. The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, shows the average snowfall for the month to be nearly 4 inches.
While December 2022 has been the void of snow so far, don’t lose hope.
There’s still plenty of time to make up for it.
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