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877 new snowfall records set or tied in the USA in the last week

Watts Up With That? [1]
Sunday, Dec 27th, 2009

And that’s not all, for the week ending Dec 13th, there were 815 new snowfall records set. December 2009 is shaping up to be quite the snowmaker. Here’s a map showing continental USA records:

[2] Continental USA Snowfall Records 12/20/09-12/27/09 

Here is the daily count data from NCDC, with links to tabular reports  and source for the snowfall records: 

Dec 20th 124 [3]
Dec 21st 50 [4]
Dec 22nd 75 [5]
Dec 23rd 71 [6]
Dec 24th 170 [7]
Dec 25th 235 [8]
Dec 26th 152 [9]

Total 877 (CONUS and Alaska)

Many of the records have been bested significantly, and there were a number of all time records broken as well.

For example, December 24th and 25th all time records:



Click tables for original source reports from NCDC.

Note that we saw the majority of records from the most recent snowstorm in places that are fairly far south of the major USA snow belt.