MODIS picturesJanuary 21st, 2013 at 4:48 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click the pic. to enlarge. This is the MODIS Great Lakes satellite image from Sunday PM. Wisconsin is mostly clear (some high clouds moving west to east down toward the Indiana border. You can see the clouds that form as the colder air comes across the relatively warmer water of Lake Michigan. You can see that bigger and shallower Lake Winnebago is ice covered while smaller and much deeper Green Lake is still open water. Ice has started to form in Green Bay and you can see to the WNW of there, my infamous tornado scar from June 2007. The tornado went through a forested area and knocked down the trees, so in the open strip, it’s now snow covered and you can see a white streak. Here’s recent pictures of Lake Superior (from 1/17), Lake Ontario (from 1/17), Tropical Storm Narelle (1/11 off Australia) and an erupting volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. Also, from the NWS at White Lake: “THE AIRMASS FOR THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK IS IN RECORD TERRITORY BASED ON OUR UPPER AIR CLIMATOLOGY FROM THIS WHITE LAKE OFFICE AND PREVIOUS DATA FROM THE FLINT AREA. 1000-500 MB THICKNESSES VALUES AROUND 495 DAM AND 850 MB TEMPS AROUND -26 C ARE ARE IN THE BALL PARK FOR THE RECORDS (IN THE JAN 22-23RD TIME FRAME) (Record Cold). THE SAVING GRACE FOR SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN IS THE LACK OF SNOW COVER.”
Also, Gas prices went up today – to $3.49 a gallon here in downtown G.R. I filled up a couple days ago because I didn’t want to have to do it when the wind chill was -10.