Snow Today

Daily images of snow data and seasonal analyses

What's New from Snow Today

SWE graph for four hydrologic basins
Snow-cover-days anomaly map, April 2021
Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep in snow

Most Recent Monthly Insight

Snow Analysis
June 5, 2024
Snow-covered area in May 2024 across the western United States was 56 percent above average (Table 1), at 156,000 square kilometers (60,000 square miles) of snow cover, ranking third highest in the 24-year satellite record. May snowfall brightened the snow cover in some areas while others darkened from lack of snowfall.

What is Snow Today?

An avalanche
A variety of factors, including terrain, slope steepness, weather, temperature, and snowpack conditions can cause an avalanche. — Credit: Copyright Richard Armstrong

Snow Today is a NASA-funded research project that examines where snow is present, where it has snowed recently, and how much water is in the snow, while also comparing between snow today, snow yesterday, snow last year, and snow over the last few decades. 

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The Snow Today project is a collaborative effort between the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR).