August 25th, 2014

A Very Visible Cold Front

In May an unseasonable cold front hit the East Coast, dropping buckets of rain that caused flash flooding from Massachusetts to Florida. This image, taken by the GOES-13 weather satellite, shows that cold front moving across the East Coast on its way into the Atlantic Ocean. Another cold front, south of the Great Lakes, shows another cold front on the way. GOES-13 sits above the U.S. in geostationary orbit, moving in perfect synchronization with the Earth so that from the ground it seems as though it never moves.

Image: NASA

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