Long, Strong Eastern U.S. Cold Front Brings Changes



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A long, strong, cold front draped over the eastern U.S. is marking a stark change from record-warmth to very cold temperatures. This NOAA GOES-East satellite image from December 23 at 1515 UTC/10:15 a.m. EST shows a powerful cold front covering the U.S. East Coast and stretching into the central and southwestern Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, that front is bringing rain and embedded thunderstorms over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. The same system is bringing lingering wintry precipitation to northern New England and upstate New York. Behind the cold front, much colder and dry Canadian air will filter in under high pressure and bring sunshine over the eastern U.S. in time for Christmas. The image was created by the NASA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Rob Gutro
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  • Title: Long, Strong Eastern U.S. Cold Front Brings Changes
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung