Modis Satellite pictures

March 9th, 2013 at 2:02 am by 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.

3 Responses to “Modis Satellite pictures”

  1. Scott (was west olive,now Robinson twsp) says:

    I’m ready for that pic to look green.

  2. Skot says:

    If they zoom in….we could see the bubble better.

  3. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    While its way too small to see the ice island in Lake Michigan was covered by clouds…..Did you know that parts of Saginaw Bay are only between 3 to 5′ deep?????How deep are the two arms of Traverse Bay? I am surprised they are still ice free….Getting back to that ice island, while they are more likely ice flows and not “islands” you can see several large ones in Lake Ontario….
    All in all there still is a lot of open water on all of the Great Lakes.

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