In 46 years of records, more snow covered the Northern Hemisphere this fall than any other time. It is a very surprising result, especially when you consider temperatures have tracked warmest on record over the same period. Data from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab show the fall Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent exceeded 22 million square kilometers, exceeding the previous greatest fall extent recorded in 1976. New Jersey state climatologist David Robinson, who runs the snow lab, shared additional snow cover statistics.
/ / / Fall snow cover in Northern Hemisphere was most extensive on record, even with temperatures at high mark