VIIRS Sees a Blanket of Snow over New England

VIIRS Sees a Blanket of Snow over New England

Snow blankets northeastern New York State and most of New England in this true-color image captured by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP on March 22, 2017. To create true-color images like this one, scientists combine data from three of VIIRS's 22 channels--namely those sensitive to green, red, and blue wavelengths of light--along with supplemental data from other channels. VIIRS provides coverage of the entire globe twice a day with 750-meter resolution across its entire scan. In doing so, it offers better coverage than its instrument predecessors, which has led to improved atmospheric and environmental satellite data products, pertaining to vegetation health, phytoplankton abundance, clouds, smoke plumes and dust, and as shown here, ice and snow cover.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

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Weather History for March 25
A spring storm produced 21 inches of snow at Amarillo TX in 24 hours. However, much of the snow melted as it fell, and as a result, the snow cover was never any deeper than 4.5 inches. (David Ludlum)

The town of Sandberg reported a wind gust to 101 mph, a record for the state of California. (The Weather Channel)

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