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Snowy November in Colorado November 17, 2005

Posted by jtintle in Earth Observing System (EOS), Colorado, Earth, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Space Fotos, Terra satellite.

Snowy November in Colorado Click here to view full image (166 kb)

“If you don’t like Colorado weather,? so the saying goes, “just wait a minute.? Coloradoans had to wait more than a minute, but they did see big changes in the first two weeks of November 2005. After several days with highs of 70 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, Denver’s temperatures plummeted. Changes were more dramatic in the nearby mountains where heavy snow fell.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard the Terra satellite captured these images on November 15 (top) and November 1 (bottom). On November 1, snow cover remained sparse, but by the middle of the month, snow covered much of the Continental Divide. The sheet of white spread over mountains and spilled out onto the plains to the east. Some clouds obscure the mountains in the November 15 image, but snow cover can still be discerned as it outlines the underlying mountain peaks.

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