22 Feb '15, 7pm

Balmy or blizzards? U.S. coasts are experiencing opposite winters

Snow , snow , and more snow . The overabundance of it has dominated the headlines the past few weeks. But while the recent bout of winter weather has painted the middle of the country and East Coast in white, there is only a small area of the U.S. that is truly getting pounded with snow. Yes, that’s you coastal New England. The graphic above shows the percentage of normal snowfall from Dec. 1, the start of meteorological winter, through Feb. 17. And it’s no surprise that a number of locations in New England have seen more than twice their average snowfall to date. A few spots in the Central Plains and scattered locations from southern Arizona into the Texas panhandle are also up there, although not on the level of Boston’s snowy apocalypse. In comparison, much of the country has had less snow than normal. There’s a sharp cutoff between areas where storm systems have cut ac...

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