Snow – Satellite View

We’re in the midst of the storm now. There had been a lull for much of the morning, but now the snow is back in earnest. The latest computer models say we’ll get enough snow by tonight that my forecast will come true.

The official meteorological term for this is ‘verify,’ as in “the forecast verified.”

I’ve attached a visible satellite image on the left. It’s very impressive and very unusual. There is an ‘eye’ to this storm, almost like a hurricane or tropical storm. There are structural differences in this storm, it’s not a tropical system. Still the picture is very impressive.

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  1. Hi Geoff,

    Great sat shot. That is certainly one tightly wrapped low. I got here by way of your /. post (which I thought was awesome, thanks for all those links). I was an Air Force weather observer and have been a weather geek since about 9 years old.

    Snow was always a bitch to forecast…in the southeast especially. That damn freezing line is about as predictable as the uptime of a Microsoft IIS webserver. 🙂

    Great blog, I’ll be back. 🙂


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