Snow Cover or No Snow Cover


The first picture the is the real weather here, the second pic is a nearby airport KBOS, of course the live weather is on, because the altimeter is 29.80…

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Aren’t there snow on the ground just around those buildings in the background?
What if you switch to custom weather preset and add the snow coverage yourself, does the apron gets covered as well?

I know that some ground textures don’t get covered by snow no matter how much snow you set the slider at. Something like a taxiway being maintained to be free of snow at all times. But some taxiway textures do get covered by snow.

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I have noticed that as well. Especially many 3rd party airports that use custom textures do not have snow coverage from my experience.

The first pic didn’t show the falling snow, actually we were in a snow storm. The 2nd picture showed clear sky at the same time… There are some white patches on the ground, but it was way off…

Looks like the good ol’ live weather bug. I’d say just use the snow weather preset if you want to fly with full snow for now. There’s nothing we can do but wait until they fixed it.

Hi All,

This morning took a short flight in Cornwall UK, in the snow. Everything looked OK on the land, BUT, the sea was white white white. Of course it should have been blue, except if the Bristol Channel and Atlantic has frozen up.

Program needs a little tweaking methinks.

Romeo Bravo

Please see picture


Looks like a scene from Snowpiercer…


So, I haven’t read this entire thread but it seems to me the problem is that you need to inject over 10cm of snow into FS2020 before it starts showing much. Here in Norfolk, England we’ve probably had a few cm of snow, but less than 10. It’s been enough to cover everything in white for the last few days - but no snow. at all shows up in live weather. According to meteoblue, Essex has had deeper snow and in the. sim, there is a spattering showing.

If you go into manual weather you can see the change to the snow as you increase the depth. I think reducing the depth required before it shows in the sim would help a lot. Is there a config file anywhere where we can change that?

Snowheight visibility at meteoblue

Webcam from Airport EDDL towards Taxiways and Runways

Screenshots from Simulator

Even in the Alps there is no Snow and Meteoblue shows one meter and more of snow

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my A320 was parked overnight at EDLP and there was snow on Tuesday morning in the MSFS.

I already reported this to Zendesk (because that’s how they fill their bugtracker) but it is quite astonishing that the current snowcover in the most part of Europe is not shown in the game.
If I load up my local airport in the north of The Netherlands I do not see any snow. But the snow is there when I look out of my window and it also visible in Meteoblue.

I am getting the same issue for Toronto in February (snow covered everywhere, but sim is green). Has this been resolved and maybe I’m doing something wrong? I am selecting Live Weather and I have deleted and created a new cache.

Checking my own local town, Brantford. It’s been snowing for days

It’s showing some snow, yet outside everything is white, except most of the roads… ploughed and salted. The trees are of course not green anymore and the snow is all on the ground around them. Fields are not green anymore either and covered in snow. There’s ice floating down the river with sections frozen, along the shores mostly.

Heading to Toronto it looks like PG areas are not affected by snow at all, Burlington

The PG area is immune to snow

Same in Toronto

Trees and grass should not be summer green. Major roads and most city roads should be clear of snow. Fields and roofs should all be white. This is pretty much the opposite of what it should look like


The only thing you can do for now is to to select Custom Live Weather, and then when in the Simulator, add the desired snow cover on the ground. Though a couple of times Ive had that not work either. But until the foliage on the ground changes colors and or drop off the trees I dont see snow ground cover getting better.

Hello All,

Just d/l MSFS 2020 from Steam.

I live in Northern Ohio and we have a lot of snow outside however when I’m using live weather all the trees are green and there is no snow on the ground.

Is there some setting I’m missing?



Same issue.
Hokkaido is covered in greenery.

Sometimes Chicago is covered by snow, sometimes when snowstorm is ON, it’s cleared sky’s :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

There is an evolution : we had snow but no ice over lakes in january here in Quebec city (since end of november IRL) and now lakes are covered.

Planes are landing on ice with skis here and we are now able to reproduce it. Good news !

However, can’t find any plane with skis for MSFS, if anyone has a clue…

You could try the ICON floats and see if they might work as ski’s other then that no in-game option to equip ski’s. Might be some 3rd party out there but I havent seen it.

LOL me too bummer eh? After the update use live weather and then fly out of hopkins or burke and head east as you get further east you should start seeing snow appearing on the ground. I was flying yesterday and was seeing bands of lake effect snow here and there, and snow increased from cleve to Eire significantly.

Then next flight same flight diff plane…loaded…it was clear and sunny and snow go bye bye!

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