Satellite Pictures from Weds. PMApril 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
BREAKING: Major Clubhouse fire at Alpine Golf Course on Alpine NW (good pictures at link). Fire fighters from neighboring towns have been called in to help. Check out the MODIS satellite pictures from this afternoon. Click on the images to enlarge. Here’s full screen zoomed in images for Lake Michigan, Lake Superior (look at the ice moving south off Whitefish Point with a north wind), Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the larger Great Lakes image. There’s a few high, thin cirrus clouds passing over southern Lake Michigan. You can see the snow cover across NW Lower and Upper Michigan and the northern 2/3rds of Wisconsin. Here’s a zoomed in MODIS picture of Sicily, with snow on the highest mountains and some smoke coming from Mt. Etna, blowing to the right (or east) in the picture. Here’s what the first weather satellite picture looked like, 53 years ago this week.
Here’s snow cover this Weds. AM in Michigan: 2″ Traverse City (Munson Arpt.), 3″ Houghton Lake, 6″ Gaylord (up to a foot in the woods), 14″ E. Jordan, 15″ Ironwood, 19″ S. Ste. Marie, 26″ Newberry, 29″ Munising and Champion, 35″ Marquette Airport, 40″ S. Grand Marais, 44″ Big Bay. Atlantic Mine, Herman and Hoist Basin didn’t report this AM, but should be close to 40″ on the ground.
The first 3 days of April are 10 degrees cooler than average. The entire rest of the month will have to be one degree warmer than average to balance out those 3 days (and that’s is doable with the Greenland block breaking down).