Modis picturesDecember 11th, 2013 at 1:25 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s a couple of MODIS satellite pictures. Click on the pictures to enlarge. The picture on the left is Lake Michigan. You can see ice already starting to form in Green Bay and Big & Little Bay De Noc. Yes, you can still see the tornado scar (WNW of Green Bay there is a line running SW to NE, where a tornado went through the forest in June 7, 2007). The image on the right is Lake Superior. There is ice forming in the bays, most of the inland lakes, including Lake Nipigon are frozen over. You can see the lake-effect clouds, caused by cold air coming over the relatively warm (39 degrees) water of the lakes.
Also, check out the fog visible on this satellite image in the Grand Canyon. Here’s tropical cyclone Alessia by Australia. Check out the snow cover in the High Plains and Rocky Mts. You can see the Missouri River running from Montana to eastern Nebraska. Check out the heavy snow-producing vortex over Lake Superior. Finally, some cool pics. from Antarctica.