Average annual number of snowstorms for the Midwest region

Developed for the 2014 NCA. New reports and images will be added as they become available.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 00:09 -- mbp

General Information

Average annual number of snowstorms for the Midwest region, defined as events producing 6 inches of snow or more in 24 hours or less, 1901-2001 (Changnon and Kunkel 2006). A value of 0.5 indicates an average of 5 storms in 10 years. The number of storms increases from south to north and is locally highest in the lake-effect snowbelt to the south and west of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie. Figure courtesy of Illinois State Water Survey.
Data Type: 
Observed
Variable Type: 
Snow
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