Blizzard of 2015 as Captured by Satellite

January 30, 2015 01:20 AM
AMSU/MHS Snowfall Rate Product
© Jun Dong, NOAA

Huan Meng, NOAA/STAR, Patrick Meyers, ESSIC/CICS-MD, & Jun Dong, ESSIC/CICS-MD

The Blizzard OF 2015 that clobbered the New England this week was well captured by the ATMS and AMSU/MHS Snowfall Rate (SFR) product. The figure above is the SFR image from an ATMS overpass on January 27, 2015 at 06:40 Z. Currently, the product is being generated from five satellites including S-NPP, NOAA-18/-19 and Metop-A/-B. The combined satellites had 12 passes over the snowstorm on January 27. To see an animation of the SFR for the entire storm, click here.


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