Monday, January 12, 2015

Views of Winter From Space

The following series of pictures are taken from the Terra Satellite and show the progression of snow cover over the last few weeks. (Click the picture and use your arrow keys to compare images.)

Before Christmas there wasn't any snow in the valley's. The beginning of December was much warmer than average.
December 23, 2014
Managed to finally get a winter storm on Christmas day. A few days later we the clouds moved out and we can see the surface again.
December 27, 2015
 On December 30 northern Utah had a downslope wind event. This caused a lot of blowing snow. Downstream the canyons along the mountain range you can see much thinner snow cover. Also, Utah Lake freezes.
January 1, 2015
 More clear days after the new year. Snow starts to melt away. It's hard to tell from satellite, but these days were quite polluted.
January 7, 2015
 To the north in this picture you can see the fog locked in the Cache Valley.
January 9, 2015
In fact, it was foggy in many of the mountain basins and patchy fog near the Great Salt Lake.
January 9, 2015 Fog

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