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)
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.
Here’s a collection of photos from the December 29, 2012 snowfall. I received a total of 3.7” of snow.
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.
Things started to pick up closer to mid day
The end result was worth it!
Storm might be a strong term as we only received 2.6” of snow. But some areas received over 4” of snow!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I heard on the radio today that finally all JCP&L customers that lost power are now OK.
The local electric company setup a tent city at our local mall. They used is as a central area for stocking supplies and it looks like doing the laundry and other services for the out of town workers.
I even saw a truck on the high way recently from Alabama Power!
Out local mall is famous for making piles of snow big enough to block out the sun. So here 9 days after the unusual October snowstorm, here is one of the larger piles. I included my car to show the scale.
I’ve seen this one from the highway last week and it was so high you wanted to plant a flag on the top!
Believe it or not there is still some snow on the ground from Saturday’s storm. In fact there are some folks that still do not have electricity!
I have several big photo projects on the horizon. I’ll be photographing a band festival this evening then a wedding on Saturday.
Be on the lookout for some great shots!