Nor’easter off the east coast of the US

March 13th, 2018 |

GOES-16 Mid-level (6.9 µm) Water Vapor images, with plots of hourly surface weather symbols [click to play MP4 animation]

GOES-16 Mid-level (6.9 µm) Water Vapor images, with plots of hourly surface weather symbols [click to play MP4 animation]

GOES-16 Mid-level (6.9 µm) Water Vapor images (above) showed the development of a Nor’easter off the east coast of the US during the 12 March13 March 2018 period (surface analyses). The storm produced blizzard conditions with snowfall amounts as high as 28.3 inches and wind gusts as high as 81 mph in Massachusetts (WPC storm summary | Boston MA summary | Gray ME summary | Caribou ME summary).

GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (below) showed the cloud shied associated with the rapidly-intensifying Nor’easter on 13 March.

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GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images, with hourly plots of surface weather type [click to play MP4 animation]

A closer view using 1-minute interval Mesoscale Sector “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images on 13 March (below) included plots of hourly surface wind gusts.

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GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with hourly surface wind gusts [click to play MP4 animation]

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