Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Bluesky Remote Sensing Data Improves Efficiency for WSP Smart Consulting
WSP, the global company providing management and consultancy services...
Presentation Proposals Invited for GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs
URISA is thrilled to partner with the California Geographic Information Association...
Rocket Lab Successfully Reaches Orbit and Deploys Payloads
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. & AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Rocket...
MDA Selected to Study Alternatives to Protect Canadian Space Assets
RICHMOND, BC - MDA, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly...
Microdrones and ASPRS to Host Workshop Day, February 8th, in Conjunction with the ILMF and ASPRS Conference in Denver, Colorado
ROME, N.Y. - The ASPRS and Microdrones Workshop Day...

Colorado’s recent snowfall didn’t break all-time state records, but it did break records for the month of February.

After moving out of northeastern Colorado, the storm left heavy snow across Nebraska. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on Feb. 5, after skies had largely cleared over the region. Snow and mountain peaks create a mottled appearance in western Colorado. Elsewhere, the snow cover forms a wide, uneven track over Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska.

The snowfall didn’t break all-time records in Colorado, but it did break records for the month of February. The storm deposited 15.9 inches (40.4 centimeters) in Denver and 22.7 inches (57.7 centimeters) in Boulder. The National Weather Service (NWS) also reported up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow west of Omaha, Neb.

NWS meteorologists explained that northeastern Colorado generally experiences storms of this magnitude in March or April. This February storm showed some of the same characteristics of powerful spring storms, as a weather front from the Pacific Northwest converged with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

Colorado ski resorts welcomed the precipitation after suffering from below-normal snow cover for most of the 2011–2012 ski season. But the new snow raised the risk of avalanches. On Feb. 6, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported “considerable” avalanche danger across much of the state.

Source: NASA

Comments are closed.