The map above shows snow and ice cover in N. America. Large parts of the West, the Upper Midwest and Canada have snow on the ground. As of Friday, 40.9% of the contiguous U.ergS. has snow on the ground. I looked up the data available…for the past 17 years. 40.9% is the highest snowfall extent on any Nov. 29. Second place was 35.7% in 2015. The average for those 17 years was 23.2%.
Here’s how much snow is on the ground in Upper and N. Lower Mi (as of Fri.): 19″ Bergland Dam, 10 miles south of Grand Marais, 17″ Painesdale, 16″ Hancock, 14″ Watersmeet, Paulding, Atlantic Mine, Herman, 13″ Marquette, 12″ Kearsarge, 11″ Ironwood, Jacobsville, 9″ Watton, 8″ Stambaugh, 7″ Michigamme, Champion, 6″ Munising, 5″ near Gaylord (most in Lower MI), Sault Ste. Marie and Gladstone, 3″ Garden Corners, 2″ Norway, Moran, 1″ Fife Lake.
There’s some chilly air in the West. The picture above from the NWS shows some frost in San Francisco Fri. AM. The high temp. in Las Vegas was just 48 on Friday, the afternoon high was 58 in Phoenix. Farther north, the high/low in Great Falls MT was 6/-12. The average high for Great Falls is 37. Other high temps. in Montana included +4 in Ulm, +5 at Power and +8 in Cut Bank. The low temp. was -16 at Malstrom AFB. Choteau had 20″ of snow on the ground Fri. AM.