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GPM Views Snow in Third Nor'easter of 2018

GPM Views Snow Third Nor'easter of 2018

The GPM Core Observatory satellite flew over a powerful winter storm early on the morning of Tuesday March 13th, 2018, the third such "Nor'easter" to hit the U.S. east coast this year. GPM's Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar took 3D measurements as it flew over the storm, which show the boundary between liquid (green / yellow / red) and frozen (blue) precipitation. The storm is expected to last through most of Tuesday, disrupting road and air travel.

Image and caption by Jacob Reed (Telophase / NASA GSFC

  • Interactive visualization by Matt Lammers (KBRwyle / NASA GSFC)