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Tracking the Blizzard of 2015

National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor’easter that will bring blizzard conditions to the northeastern U.S. The path of the system was captured in a NASA movie of NOAA’s GOES-East satellite imagery. An…

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Snow in Palermo, Sicily

[on Jan 1, 2015] “In Rome, arctic-inspired winds brought temperatures as low as minus eight degrees Celsius,” says this video by David DuByne. “Palermo woke up under a white blanket,”Dozens of cars are trapped in snows towards Tripoli.” Meanwhile in Norway, they had to remove snow from below the chairlifts because there was too much…

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NASA looks at some severe holiday weather from space

Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on Dec. 23 brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved, NASA’s RapidScat captured data on winds while NOAA’s GOES satellite tracked the movement of the system. NASA’s RapidScat instrument flies aboard the…