Sunday, January 9, 2011

Whispy snow bands

Just a quick post sharing a neat satellite image I saved the other afternoon. The white bands across the mid-west, namely across the state of Illinois and surrounding states is snow on the ground. This is not overly unusual, but I found the thin whispy bands interesting. During the overnight hours thin bands of snow spread across the area, and the result was narrow paths of measurable snowfall. Champaign ended up in the middle of one of these bands, and while amounts were only around an inch, the pattern at which the snow/no snow lines set up across the area were interesting.

Radar image from the overnight period showing the thin bands of snow:

Satellite image of the thin bands of snow covering the ground:

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