Category Archives: Winter Weather

Radar and satellite ‘snowfall rate’ observations

Forecasting snowfall and snowfall rates can be quite challenging, especially in radar-limited and or radar-deprived regions. A polar-orbiting satellite ‘Snowfall Rate’ product can be used together with radar observations to help anticipate snowfall rates, identify snowfall areal extent and snowfall … Continue reading

Posted in POES, Satellites, Winter Weather | Leave a comment

Arctic Blast in the Upper Midwest

A cold arctic air mass moved into the Upper Midwest the past two days (29-30 September 2019), providing extreme cold temperatures for several states, including North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. Along with high winds, the calculated, … Continue reading

Posted in GOES R, POES, Satellites, Winter Weather | Comments Off on Arctic Blast in the Upper Midwest

WS Harper Impacts on Northeast US

As Winter Storm Harper passed through the northeast United States, the storm brought heavy precipitation in the forms of snow, rain, and freezing rain that produced significant ice accumulation on the ground. Storm total snowfall, rainfall and ice accumulations were … Continue reading

Posted in GOES, Icing, POES, Winter Weather | Comments Off on WS Harper Impacts on Northeast US

New Mexico Snowstorm

Due to an upper-level disturbance passing through the southwestern United States, abundant snowfall has fallen in New Mexico, southwestern Colorado and parts of Texas (see social media snowfall image┬áhere). Snow totals range from a few inches to 16 inches at … Continue reading

Posted in POES, Winter Weather | Comments Off on New Mexico Snowstorm