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Snow covers the ground in 47 states in the continental U.S. states

Courtesy: NOAA Courtesy: NOAA
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Of the 48 states in the continental U.S., 47 had snow on the ground Tuesday, according to a map produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA said a slight dusting of snow fell on extreme northwestern South Carolina and northeastern Georgia, while snow extended into parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Only Florida is devoid of any snow cover anywhere in the state, according to the NOAA map. 

More than 20 inches of snow remained on the ground in parts of New England.

The NOAA map depicted most of the amounts in northern Louisiana to be 1-2 inches.

State Police said ice covering bridges and roadways was expected to melt Tuesday as temperatures climbed above freezing, but could reform as a second round of precipitation moved through Louisiana.

A winter storm watch remained in effect for all of north Louisiana through Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service predicted a mixture of sleet and snow Tuesday night, changing to snow in some places Wednesday.

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