When will the snow fully melt?

The Northeast US, New England in particular, has average snow depths well over two and a half feet in many places, leaving the question, how long will the snow take to melt?  Snow melt can take a while, especially if temperatures are below average and plummet to below freezing overnight.  This means that for the Northeast this year whose temperatures are expected to stay well below average the snow may stick around well into mid-April for some places.  The average snow to liquid ratio is 13:1, so for every 13 inches of snow there is about one inch of water, this could spell some flooding issues later on in the month as temperatures rise.

 

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