Snow-Covered Northeastern United States


  1. Posts : 22,740
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Snow-Covered Northeastern United States


    Just.. WOW.. and not a good WOW.



    Yet another potent winter storm battered the northeastern United States on Feb. 14-15, 2015. The nor'easter brought 12 to 20 inches (30 to 50 centimeters) of snow across much of eastern New England, along with tropical storm force winds over 60 miles (100 kilometers) per hour. The latest snowfall pushed Boston to its highest monthly total on record—58 inches and counting—and its third highest yearly snow total.
    This image shows the snow-covered northeastern states as observed on Feb. 16, 2015, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Cloud streets over the Atlantic Ocean in both images hint at the potent winds blowing across the East Coast from the Canadian interior. Following the blizzard, temperatures dropped as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34° Celsius) in parts of New England.
    What the images do not show is snow depth. With the latest storm, nearly 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow has fallen on the city of Boston in just three weeks. With temperatures persistently below freezing, very little snow has melted. According to National Climatic Data Center statistics the snow depth just south of Boston was roughly 42 inches (107 centimeters). Totals were above 30 inches (76 centimeters) in many locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
    As of Feb. 17, the snow depth near Boston was greater than in all but two reported locations in Alaska. It was significantly higher than the notoriously snowy states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Only Buffalo, New York, had a higher snow pack.
    On Feb. 16-17, more snow and ice fell across the eastern United States from northern Mississippi all the way to Maine.
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  2. Lee
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    OS X, Win 10
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    What. . .The east coast gets a little snow and they think of WOW. . ., come visit me, bring your long underwear and snow shoes. . .
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  3. Posts : 22,740
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Yeah, you do get more each year but this is a very unusual event.
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  4. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
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    When I was a kid I loved Winter. Sledding down the hills when it snowed. Making snowmen and snow forts. Skating on the ice. Now it just means more aches and pains. Plus the extra work of digging out the drive way when it snows.
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