Some satellite signatures of Winter remaining on 01 April

April 1st, 2018 |

GOES-16

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm, left) and Near-Infrared “Snow/Ice (1.61 µm, right) images [click to play animation]

Some remnant signatures of Winter could be seen on 01 April 2018 — the first were seen  on GOES-16 (GOES-East) GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and Near-Infrared “Snow/Ice (1.61 µm) over North Dakota and South Dakota, in the form of snow cover and snow/ice on parts of the Missouri River (above). With the high April sun angle, the lesser snow cover over northern South Dakota melted rather quickly, and the southern edge of the deeper snow cover in southern North Dakota also receded during the day.

Farther to the east, the motion and breakup of ice in Green Bay was evident on GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm)  images (below).

GOES-16

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images [click to play animation]