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NOAA Places Interactive Snowfall Maps and Data Online 12.10.2001

December 10, 2001
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The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has placed interactive daily snowfall maps and data online. Maps of the nation and each state show snowfall for the most recent one-,two-, three- and seven-day period, as well as current snow depth maps of the states and the nation. Users can also access maps showing snowfall for the month to date and the season to date. The snow data are made available from Cooperative Observers across the United States who call in their observations to the National Weather Service (NWS) each morning. Their observations are taken at non-airport locations, including sites representative of where people live, work, play and grow their food. Locations include national parks, mountain-top resorts, urban and suburban neighborhoods, and rural farm sites. These volunteers donate more than one million hours each year to collect the weather data that becomes our national climate records. The site is available at: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/snow/snow.html

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