Satellite Image of the Week #1

This week’s satellite image is from this morning over New Mexico.  While there are some clouds, I call your attention to the bands that run west to east through the eastern part of the state into Texas.  These are actually snow, not clouds.  Check out the College of DuPage’s Satellite and Radar page (link below) and you can animate this image.  You’ll see that the snow does not change at all through the animation, but the clouds drift overhead.  This is not a sure-fire way to determine snow from clouds (as fog can look like snow, as can lenticular clouds), but with some practice you can begin to distinguish the differences.

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Source:  College of DuPage – SATRAD

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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