Category Archives: Winter Weather

Analysis of June 17, 2020 Wyoming Snow event with JPSS products

By Sheldon Kusselson ftp://ftp.cira.colostate.edu/ftp/Forsythe/LPW/Anim_GIF/2020Jun1803Advect_LPW_ALT_anim.gif

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CIRA Snow/Cloud Layer Product & VIIRS observations of the 12 Feb 2020 Blowing Snow Event

By Ed Szoke and Jorel Torres On 12 Feb 2020 a strong cold front pushed southward across the Northern Plains and Midwest bringing dramatically colder temperatures and howling northerly winds, creating widespread blowing snow and blizzard conditions during the daytime … Continue reading

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Snow Squalls in Pennsylvania on 8 January 2020

By Dan Bikos and Bill Line On 8 January 2020 numerous snow squalls moved across Pennsylvania leading to the issuance of multiple snow squall warnings by the NWS.  One of the challenges with this event is that it spanned the … Continue reading

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Lake-effect snow from 7 November 2019

GOES-16 imagery depicts lake-effect snowbands over the western Great Lakes on 7 November 2019: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/7nov19/4panel&loop_speed_ms=60 Upper left: 0.64 micron visible band Upper right: 10.3 micron IR band with default color table (IR_Color_Clouds_Winter) Lower left: 10.3 micron IR band with GOES Snow … Continue reading

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CIRA ALPW Comparison for Two Northeast US Heavy Precipitation Events

By Sheldon Kusselson ALPW loop of 2019 event: ALPW loop of 2017 event:

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