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Seventy percent of the country covered in snow or ice

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - As of January 12, 2011 about seventy percent of the U.S. is covered by snow or ice.   Florida is the only state that does not have snow on the ground at the present time.  Some folks at the National Weather Service, who provided the map above, think this has to be some kind of unofficial record.  One month ago about forty percent of the country had snow cover. 

Besides Florida the other parts of the country that don't presently have snow on the ground include: areas near the Gulf coast, most of Texas, lower elevation locations in the desert southwest and California, coastal sections of Oregon, and most of Hawaii. 

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