Spotting NOAA's USHCN climate stations with Google Street Level View

When I first started the surfacestations.org project, this Google Street level view tool was just a concept, now I’m actually able to find USHCN stations with it such as this one in Manassa, Colorado: Click image for interactive Google Earth Street level view. I’ve found quite a few, and there are some real stinkers out…

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Half of the USA is covered in snow

This is something you don’t see every day. We recently heard that Canada had a white Christmas EVERYWHERE, the first time in four decades. Here we see that the USA has an increased albedo (surface reflectivity) for about 1/2 of it’s land area.  The increased albedo combined with low sun angle this time of year…