This week’s Satellite Image of the Week shows that New England under heavy cloud cover, and cumulus clouds along the mountains.
What I like about this image is you can trace the Appalachian mountains by following the development of the cumulus clouds through PA and parts of MD and NY. Notice the bend in the clouds in central PA- the mountains turn there as well.
You can also see the effects of sea breeze on the Delmarva Peninsula, as well as on the Northern Neck and Middle Neck of Virginia. Notice how there are small cumulus fields in these places due to the convergence coming off the bodies of water (Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Potomac River, Rappahannock River, and James River).
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Source: College of DuPage – Meteorology