Goodbye 2010 weather: The Western hemisphere as recorded by GOES-13 on December 30, 2010 at 1445 UTC (9:45 a.m. EST),
Goodbye 2010 weather: The Western hemisphere as recorded by GOES-13 on December 30, 2010 at 1445 UTC (9:45 a.m. EST),Courtesy NOAA/NASA GOES Project
This is one of the last images taken by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 satellite as planet Earth heads into 2011. The full-disk photo of the Western hemisphere was taken on December 30th. The GOES Project is managed by NASA for NOAA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and provides weather images (in the visible and infrared spectrum) seen every day on US televisions. This NASA GOES page provides some cool links to photos and animations of some of 2010's unusual and record-setting weather captured by the GOES satellites.

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KelsiDayle says:

Who knew that the Pineapple Express was more than a catchy movie title?

"Occasionally in the winter, a large jet stream forms across the mid-Pacific, carrying a continuous flow of moisture from the vicinity of Hawaii to California, bringing heavy rain and snow to the Sierra-Nevada for several days. This flow has been dubbed 'The Pineapple Express (NASA).'"

posted on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 2:40pm

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