23 January 2013

Lake Effect Snow Machine Running in High Gear

Posted by Dan Satterfield

This true colour image from the NASA Terra satellite on Tuesday. Cold and dry Arctic air is picking up moisture over the Great Lakes and dumping heavy snows on the lee shores. Click for much higher resolution.


The coldest air in two years has moved into the Northeast and Midwest and with the Great Lakes still not frozen, the heavy snows are really falling in the snow belts. Here in Maryland today we did not reach freezing all day, and will not again tomorrow either.