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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).
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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

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Image of the Day: Austrian Avalanche

Posted by feww on February 27, 2009

Aerial view of an avalanche in Eisenerz, Austria


Aerial view of an avalanche in the town of Eisenerz in Austria’s Styria province February 25, 2009. No injuries were reported. REUTERS/www.fotoflieger.at. Image may be subject to copyright.

Avalanches, rapid flows of snow down mountain slopes, result from either natural triggers or human activity. Avalanches can mix air and water with the descending snow. Powerful avalanches have the capability to entrain ice, rocks, trees, and other material on the slope; however avalanches are always initiated in snow, are primarily composed of flowing snow, and are distinct from mudslides, rock slides, rock avalanches, and serac collapses from an icefall. In mountainous terrain avalanches are among the most serious objective hazards to life and property, with their destructive capability resulting from their potential to carry an enormous mass of snow rapidly over large distances. —Wikipedia.

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