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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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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