Peak winter season has almost come to an end, but the hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are yet to witness any major episode of snow.
The absence of snowfall can be blamed for the low frequency of Western Disturbances across Western Himalayas. After December 21, the next Western Disturbance which affected Jammu and Kashmir was on January 16. Furthermore, this system was feeble in nature and traveled in upper latitude, thus, its effect remained confined to parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir had witnessed scattered rainy and snowy spells, but the snowfall activity remained mainly confined to the higher reaches of the state.