Thursday, December 27, 2012
GOES-East satellite capturing snow, contrails, and more!
Yesterday we saw snow cover over Arkansas and eastern Texas and Oklahoma on satellite imagery. This morning, more cool-ness from 22,500 miles up! A visible shot from GOES-East shows snow cover in northeast AR that is not obscured by clouds (the brighter white area), contrails from jet airplanes at cruise altitude, thin cirrus overhead the snow/contrails as high level moisture streams over the area, and even marine cumulus clouds created by 35-40 degree air blowing over much warmer water in the Gulf! Click the image for a full-size version with more detail.
--Erik Proseus, MWN Meteorologist
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