Modis Satellite PictureJanuary 8th, 2013 at 8:41 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
MODIS satellite picture of Lake Michigan from 1/7. Click the pic. or click here to enlarge. Note the area that is snow-free from N. Illinois (Chicago) up along the Lake Michigan shore (where there has been some lake-warming and up to the barren bubble over Ottawa and Muskegon Counties. You can see the extensive snowcover to the northwest (Madison is +2.7″ for the winter) and to the southeast (Indianapolis is +5.1″ for the winter). There is a little ice starting to form in Green Bay. Here’s Lake Huron, Lake Superior (with lots of lake-effect clouds), Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Florida (from Monday), the Midwest (darker rivers cut through the snow cover), Korea and China (where it’s been quite cold…note the solid snow cover and the ocean-effect clouds generated when the cold air comes over the relatively warmer ocean water), Southern Greenland, and the smoke/ash cloud from Mt. Cristobal in Nicaragua moving from east to west.