Parts of Nebraska were dusted with snow on October 6, 2016. This natural-color image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, shows a white blanket covering about 40 square miles (more than 100 square kilometers).
Photos taken by highway cameras showed snow falling along parts of U.S. Route 83 on the afternoon of October 6.
Mullen, Nebraska, located within the snowfall area, sees an average of 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow each October, according to U.S. climate data. On October 6, the area received roughly 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
References and Related Reading
- NASA Earth Observatory (2014, December 7) Fall Harvest in Nebraska.
- NASA Earth Observatory (2012, February 7) Heavy Snow in Colorado and Nebraska.
- Lincoln Journal Star (2016, October 7) Photos: Snow Falling in Nebraska. Accessed October 11, 2016.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.
- Terra - MODIS