Heat in the Great Lakes, Snow Out West

The top pic. is snow on the ground this AM at Yellowstone N. P.  Much of the park is covered with snow this AM. This map shows where there is snow on the ground this (Sat.) am – that represents 5% of the contiguous U.S.  While I can’t confirm this…I’ll assume that’s a record amount of the U.S. with snow on the ground on any 9/23.  I can look back to 2003 and most years it’s at 0.0% on 9/23. A solid snow cover is reported at the Logan Pass Parking Lot in Glacier N.P.   Back in 2009, a scientist…