Snow cover slowly melts

Image courtesy NOAA, 03 Mar 11

A fairly consistent snow cover (depicted in white) is evident across most of Canada (including New Brunswick) except for small pockets along the West Coast and Lake Ontario.

Much of the northern United States is white too although snow appears to be melting along the southern Great Lakes and the Northeast.

A southern band of snow cover still reaches into the higher elevations of Northern Arizona.

Ice cover (depicted in yellow) is evident over the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait, the Strait of Belle Isle and the Labrador coast.

Pockets of the Great Lakes including Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie still have ice but Lake Ontario is now mostly ice-free.

Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait and James Bay all remain ice-covered.