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Miami Valley wants to know: ‘Where’s the snow?’ Answer: You’ll have to travel a bit

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.

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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.

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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.