Modis Satellite picturesMarch 9th, 2013 at 2:02 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Check out the MODIS satellite pictures from Friday. Note the ice in Green Bay, Saginaw Bay and up by the Mackinac Bridge. There’s no snow around Detroit and Toledo and the inch in Lansing will go fast this weekend. You can see the open water of Torch Lake (a deep lake – 285 feet deep – that takes a long time to freeze over, if it does at all)….and…yes, my tornado scar is still quite visible! Here’s views of Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, snow in the mountains of Scotland, ice in the north part of the Caspian Sea (the north part is shallow, only about 17 feet on average – compare that to Torch Lake!). You can see the Volga River, which empties into the Caspian Sea.