Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover for January 16, 2001

January 18, 2001


Provided by: NOAA
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster

The above figure shows the Northern Hemsiphere snow and sea ice cover for Tuesday, January 16. The snow cover extent for North America is near the long term average for mid January. In early January, the snowline was considerably further to the south, but warmer weather since then caused the snowline to retreat northward. For Eurasia, the snow cover extent is slightly greater than normal for this time of year. Snow still remains from the New Year's blizzard in northeastern China and Korea. Sea ice coverage (shown in yellow) is also close to the January average.

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