As temperatures on the west coast of the United States start to inch closer to that of summer weather, the east coast continues to face winter storms for the record books. In a new image published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East satellite just this morning, NOAA and NASA researchers who collaborate on the project reveal another large snowstorm, bringing several feet of snow to the New England territory.
In conjunction with the clouded view, NOAA's National Weather Service announced that predictions for the storm system whose cold front will extend as far south as the Tennessee Valley.
"Heavy snow will impact portions of New York State and New England as the new week begins. Freezing rain will spread from western Pennsylvania to Long Island, with rain for the mid-Atlantic states" the National Weather Service says.
But even without the oncoming snowstorm, which will undoubtedly add significant snowfall to the low-pressure area across New England, the NOAA announced that this winter has already been setting records with its overabundance of powdery snow.
"The 30-day snowfall total at Boston ending 7 a.m. this morning is 61.6 inches" NOAA spokespersons say. "This exceeds the previous maximum 30 day snowfall total on record at Boston, which was 58.8 inches ending Feb. 7 1978."
To create the image, NASA and and the NOAA gathered cloud data from their collaborative GOES Project and overlayed the data on top of a true-color image of land and ocean created by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. Together, the combined data reveals a working image of the moving storm, providing the National Weather Service with the continuous monitoring necessary for their intensive data analysis.
Together the NOAA and NASA are bringing the US public some of the most accurate and in-depth views of the winter storms, and if you'd like to track the record-breaking snowfall or look for a live update of the traveling storm check out the National Weather Service website below: www.weather.gov