Blowing snow across parts of Minnesota and Iowa

January 6th, 2022 |

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and Day Snow-Fog RGB images [click to play animated GIF | MP4]

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and Day Snow-Fog RGB images (above) displayed NW-to-SE oriented horizontal convective roll cloud features that highlighted areas where blowing snow was reducing surface visibility across southeastern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa during the afternoon hours on 06 January 2022. The visibility dropped to 2 miles at Alberta Lea, Minnesota (KAEL) — which is at the junction of Interstates 35 and 90 — at 21 UTC. 

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