Satellite Photo of Blizzard

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The snow left behind by this weekend’s massive storm can be seen from space!

This image, taken by the Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument around 1:15pm EST on January 24, 2016, shows the aftermath of Blizzard 2016 in true color (http://go.usa.gov/cPw29).

Image via NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory (go.usa.gov/cPw4F)

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Blizzard!

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Whoa what a storm! I’ll be posting more photos of the blizzard of 2016 as time permits.

I wanted to share that a photo a took is on the front page of today’s paper – not that anyone will be able to see it since I’m sure delivery will be extremely limited today. But if you have a subscription, you can read the online digital replica for no extra cost.

 

December 29 Snowfall

Here’s a collection of photos from the December 29, 2012 snowfall. I received a total of 3.7” of snow.

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It didn’t start out too impressive in the morning. In fact we had what is called graupel. It’s a sign of warming in the upper levels of the atmosphere which results in the ends of the snowflakes getting melted off.

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Things started to pick up closer to mid day

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The end result was worth it!

Dancing Frost

OK I know that’s a strange title. But as a photographer, its difficult for me to blog about this because I don’t have photographic evidence.

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It was a cold morning (10 degrees!). As I greeted my rental car, it had a nice wintertime display on all the windows courtesy of Jack Frost.

OK here’s the hard part. As I started driving, I noticed one of the frosty snowflakes on the windshield started spinning! I can assure you I was awake and not hallucinating! As I picked up speed, the spinning flake flew off the windshield. It was so young!

As I drove across PA and into Ohio, below are some of the images from the road showing the recent snow and ice that was on the roadside trees.

 

 

 

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Driveway Snow Stakes, Ready

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I felt ridiculous putting these up today because it was near 70 degrees again outside. But the calendar almost says December, and we already had 8” of snow! Without these stakes in the ground, it makes shoveling/snow blowing quite difficult with a decent snowfall.

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Snow Pile Update

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Frequent blog readers will recognize I posted a large pile of early season snow at our local mall back on November 7th. That was 9 days after the freak October snowstorm which dumped 8” of snow to the area.

This picture to the left is what’s left of the same pile. This is over 2 weeks ago! I think the snow being so wet had a lot to do with how long it lasted.

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