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Archive for January 22nd, 2011

Latest of East Coast Snowstorms

Posted by feww on January 22, 2011

Latest in a Series of East Coast Snowstorms – GOES East Satellite Image

Original Caption: New York City woke up to 5 more inches [12.5cm] of snow this morning, adding to already record-setting accumulations this winter. As the storm moves off the eastern seaboard it is expected to leave 7-12 inches [17.5-30cm] more in coastal New England, with Maine expecting the brunt of accumulation throughout the rest of the day. This image was taken by GOES East at 16:45UTC [January 21, 2011.]  Source: NOAA. Click image to enlarge. High Resolution Version

Click Image to enlarge. Update image. (24-Hr FE ED).
Click HERE to Animate Image. (Source: SSEC/Wisc-Uni)

National Snow Analysis [January 21, 2011]

Area Covered By Snow: 56.0%
Area Covered Last Month: 46.0%
Snow Depth
Average: 16.9 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 2413.4 cm
Std. Dev.: 31.5 cm
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 3.7 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 1131.5 cm
Std. Dev.: 8.5 cm

Snow Cover Animations:

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Mongolia: Mega Disaster Unfolding

Posted by feww on January 22, 2011

86 counties in 14 provinces declared disaster areas

Temperatures to Fall to as Low as -45ºC in W Mongolia: Report

Temperatures are forecast to drop sharply in Mongolia, dipping to as low as minus 45 degrees Celsius in western Mongolia, as 50-km winds batter the snow-covered country, the Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology of Mongolia (IHMM) has warned.

Small Map of Mongolia. Click image to enlarge

Strong winds and the temperature plunge “will pose a big challenge to the vast pastoral area.”

More than 80 percent of the country is covered in snow, and more snow is expected. The freezing conditions poses a major threat to the livestock and livelihoods of herders, the report said.

Europe and Asia Snow and Ice Cover

Source National Ice Center

The 2010 Dzud [extremely cold winter that makes livestock grazing impossible] saw temperatures in Mongolia dipping to as  low as -50ºC, killing 360,000 horses, 475,000 cattle, 11,700 camels, 5.2 million sheep and 6.1 million goats, and severely affecting 14 of Mongolia’s 21 Aimags, or provinces.

The extreme cold also claimed substantial numbers of wildlife.

As of early December 2010, Mongolia had 1.8 million horses, 2.1 million heads of cattle, 265,000 camels, 14 million sheep and 13.5 million goats, according to the annual livestock census report by  NSOM.

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