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Snowfall: The View From Above

9 Dec 2017, 10:03 pm

As clouds departed Saturday the view became clear: That’s a lot of snow!

Check out the view from space by playing the video above! This was the loop from the GOES as the sun set Saturday. GOES East “hovers” over us at exactly the same spot 24/7. That’s because it moves at the same rate Earth rotates, so it stays in the same spot and can capture images like this. The visible imagery above shows the clouds and snow in white. However when played in motion, the snow stays still and the clouds keep moving. You can also see how quickly the snow was melting Saturday.

The snow depth as of Saturday morning, December 9. This shows how many inches were on the ground at the time. This is updated daily, so it will look different during the day Sunday.

The snow across the southern United States seems almost out of place, but it can happen. While much of that snow will melt by the end of the weekend, the snow in some of the southeastern ski areas may stick around long enough for you to enjoy.

*Headline picture courtesy http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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