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Snow! 49 States Have the White Stuff, All Except Florida

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A line of cars follows a tractor plowing snow near Mammoth Lakes, California, Jan. 9, 2017, as a series of strong storms moves through the state. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 09 Jan 2017 06:04 PM

Snow is on the ground in 49 out of 50 states following winter storms Helena and Iras. Florida is the only state not to have snow after the weekend.

According to Weather.com, the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC) showed 66 percent of the continental 48 states was covered by either snow or ice on Sunday morning, the highest amount of land covered this winter in the U.S.

The areas with the deepest snow are the northern Plains, Great Lakes snowbelts, northern Maine, and the western mountains.

Both Alaska and Hawaii also have snow on the ground, with snow having fallen on the peaks of some Hawaiian volcanoes over the weekend.

Winter Storm Helena covered even the Deep South with snow, with a foot falling in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Meanwhile, Iras is dumping snow, ice, and rain on the western part of the country.

Although much of the country is covered in snow, the South is expected to warm up 25 to 35 degrees over the next few days, so the white stuff probably won’t stick around very long in some regions.

At least four deaths were blamed on Helena, and many flights were delayed or canceled.

The last time this much snow was reported across the country was in 2010, when even the northern tip of the panhandle saw a coating of the white stuff, MarketWatch noted.

The last and only known time snow fell over South Florida was in January 1977. Even the Bahamas got snow with that storm.

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