IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Snow from Space

Posted: 14 Dec 2016 05:35 AM

A mostly clear sky on Tuesday afforded an opportunity to see the snow-scape over Iowa. The featured map is from the Terra MODIS satellite and shows much of the state covered in snow. The southwestern corner of the image is clouds. The presence of snow cover makes a big difference in daily high and low temperatures. It will be interesting to see what the snow cover looks like later this week when the really cold air arrives for the weekend. Certainly, the amount of cover won't decrease prior to then as temperatures remain well below freezing.

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