Satellite Image of the Week #6

This week’s Satellite Image of the Week was taken over the snowy Dakotas.

A powerful winter storm passed through the Upper Midwest, dumping a lot of snow across the region.  The visible satellite imagery shows the snow-covered ground in its wake.  If you look closely, you can see a few clouds in northern Nebraska.  They look fluffier and elongated as compared to the snow.

Picking out snow from clouds has become much easier, thanks to this higher resolution GOES-16 Satellite.  In the past, you might have to use a different wavelength (other than visible light) to distinguish clouds from snow.  However, they can be easily distinguished on this image.

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Source:  College of DuPage – Meteorology

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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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