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Florida only state in the nation without snow on the ground

Florida only state in the nation without snow on the ground

What do Hawaii, Texas, Arizona, Alabama, and 45 other states have in common? They all have snow on the ground somewhere.

The only outlier? Florida. They of just finishing up one of their coldest Decembers in ages.

But even Hawaii has snow -- where about seven inches of snow is atop Mauna Kea.

NOAA says as of Wednesday, 70.9 percent of the lower 48 was covered in snow -- more than double the snow cover from last month. This week's snow storm in Southern states has allowed for this unusual occurrence.

"I think it has happened in the past, but it's not very often that it happens," said James Peronto of the weather service.

More information and pretty snow-colored maps can be found at NOAA's website

By the way, if you're wondering if we've ever had all 50 states covered, apparently by a whisker, yes, on Feb. 12, 2010

The Associated Press contributed to this report.