Joe Munchak is a scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center who specializes in remote sensing of snow. This week he writes from the air in the DC-8 out of Bangor, Maine.
The large white “finger” in the center of the image is ice- and snow-covered Lake Simcoe.
Over the weekend, GCPEx had its first large lake effect snow, which put 2 inches down at the CARE site.
Chris Kidd, Operations Scientist for GCPEx this week, said in an email, "We were feeling rather poorly done-by at CARE due to the lack of snow there. However, we cheered up as we got back to Barrie [12 miles up the road where the GCPEx team is staying]. About 12+ inches here!"