Modis Satellite PicturesMarch 28th, 2012 at 2:15 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Some interesting pictures here…click on the pictures to enlarge. First, we have England and Ireland, starting to green up a little. Second, the Bering Sea, with the 2nd greatest ice cover since the satellite viesw started in 1979. Alaska remains cold and snowy. Nuiqsut was a mid-winter -44F Tues. AM and Barrow dipped to -30 again. Yakutat has 91″ of snow on the ground and Valdez is right behind at 88″. Fairbanks climbed above freezing for the first time since mid-December on Tuesday. The average date of the first +32-degree reading is March 10 (so they were half a month behind average. The Arctic icecap has grown and is now right on the average for areal extent for March. The Antarctic icecap has grown significantly in the past year and is now well above the March average areal extent. The third picture is steam/smoke coming from a volcano on Pagen Island. The fourth is West Michigan on Monday afternoon.