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North American Winter 2019-20

Early cold snaps and heavy snowfalls marked the start of winter in North America, but then unusually warm temperatures prevailed for most of the season.
Great Lakes Without Winter Ice
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Great Lakes Without Winter Ice

From late February to early March in most years, the winter cold freezes much of the surface area of the lakes. But not so much in 2020.

Published Apr 24, 2020

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Ice Eddies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
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Ice Eddies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Winds and currents stirred up the thin sea ice, forming delicate patterns around Anticosti Island in Quebec, Canada.

Published Mar 13, 2020

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Cloud Streets Over the Labrador Sea
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Cloud Streets Over the Labrador Sea

Cold winds blowing over the sea helped form rows of cumulus clouds.

Published Mar 4, 2020

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East Coast Snow and Lake Erie Color
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East Coast Snow and Lake Erie Color

The white landscape contrasts with the dark and colorful water, which at the time had very little ice cover.

Published Jan 21, 2020

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Patchwork of Corn in the Snow
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Patchwork of Corn in the Snow

In the wake of a potent winter storm in late November in the U.S. Midwest, an unusual pattern turned up in satellite imagery.

Published Dec 6, 2019

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Severe Winter Storm Hits the West Coast
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Severe Winter Storm Hits the West Coast

A winter storm brought flash flooding, heavy snow, and hurricane-force winds to the Pacific Northwest.

Published Nov 27, 2019

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Cloud Streets over the Atlantic
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Cloud Streets over the Atlantic

Cold air moving over relatively warm ocean water produced a pattern of clouds that lined up in organized rows.

Published Nov 14, 2019

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Early November Snow Coats the Midwest
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Early November Snow Coats the Midwest

Several inches have fallen over Minnesota and Iowa in early November.

Published Nov 7, 2019

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