The Demise of a Snow Field

The MODIS-VIIRS Snow-Cloud RGB product has been fun to watch over the past week as the two main snow fields from our blizzard of February 24-25 disappeared.  Check out these two neat animated gifs from Quay and Torrance counties for the period February 27th – March 2nd.  Click the images to animate.  The previous post from February 27th showed these two areas on the MODIS true color images.  It took roughly a week for the snow fields to melt but they are finally gone after above normal temperatures impacted the region.  Only very minor differences are still occurring with temperature and humidity forecasts as soil moisture dries out across this area.

The gradual demise of a snow field over Quay County, New Mexico February 27 - March 2.

The gradual demise of a snow field over Quay County, New Mexico February 27 – March 2 as seen from MODIS-VIIRS Snow-Cloud RGB products.  Click the image to animate.

TorranceCountySnowField

The gradual demise of a snow field over Torrance County, New Mexico February 27 – March 2 as seen from MODIS-VIIRS Snow-Cloud RGB products. Click the image to animate.

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