GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Blizzard of 2018 proved to be a photogenic storm, especially from space! NASA satellites captured the storm as it unleashed its fury from the Southeast all the way to New England.
#GOESEast captured the full path of the #BombCyclone exhibiting a rare and extremely rapid rate of intensification on the East Coast with some of the coldest wind chills of the season and near zero visibility in the snow bands @NWS. #Blizzard2018 More: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A pic.twitter.com/GKlFTaLJBI— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 4, 2018
Wondering about the shape of the #blizzard? The powerful midlatitude #BombCyclone has several meso-vortices spinning within its center, #GOESEast ABI captured these images of the storm every minute today. #snowday See more #cool GOES imagery here: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A pic.twitter.com/Zzab51uurp— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 4, 2018
Gravity waves propagating outward from deep convection associated with a #BombCyclone off the Carolina coast. @NOAA #GOES16 infrared imagery. pic.twitter.com/sxPfIih8OT— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) January 4, 2018
Pierce Legeion is a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 First Alert Weather.