Satellite View Of Snow And Cold
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December 7, 2010 - Satellite view of snow and cold across the Midwestern United States. A swath of white defines the path of the storm from Minnesota to Kentucky. Cloud streets streak across Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Such clouds form when cold, dry air blows over the lakes. The moist air from the lakes freezes, forming long lines of clouds that echo the flow of the wind. The same process creates lake-effect snow, which was reported south and east of the lakes. The snow in northern Wisconsin and Michigan is likely lake effect snow off Lake Superior. The stark white snow highlights ground features such as the river systems of the Midwest. Cities are darker than rural areas. Chicago and its suburbs in particular stand out in the field of white.
December 8th, 2011
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