Snow Drought StoryMap Screenshot

USFS Climate Gallery - Snow Drought StoryMap

This StoryMap provides information on snow drought and how it varies across the United States.

Snow drought is a lack of snow in winter. Like other types of drought, it can be caused by a lack of precipitation. Uniquely, though, it can also be caused by warming temperatures that cause precipitation to fall as rain instead of snow. This latter effect is much of the cause for concern with the projected effects of a warming climate.

This StoryMap provides an introduction to the Snow Drought phenomenon and enables users to explore how winter trends are changing in their region.

Last modified
10 March 2023 - 11:47am