Weather Tidbits: Snow Year

This Weather Tidbits explains why snowfall is measured annually from summer to summer instead of a calendar year. The meteorological snow year begins on July 1st & ends on June 30st. The 1st reason of why it starts in July; is that it nearly coincides with the annual minimum of snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere, which actually takes place in August. The 2nd reason is that it allows meteorologists to capture the annual snowfall without having to split the winter season. This means that November & December snow is counted with January & February; since it’s the same season even though its a different calendar year.

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