Winter Storm ‘Nemo’ from Space: PHOTO

Nemo

Heeeeeeeere's Nemo!

A massive winter storm is coming together as two low pressure systems are merging over the U.S. East Coast. A satellite image from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Feb. 8 shows a western frontal system approaching the coastal low pressure area.

The satellite image, captured at 9:01 a.m. EST, shows clouds associated with the western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, into the Gulf of Mexico. The comma-shaped low pressure system located over the Atlantic, east of Virginia, is forecast to merge with the front and create a powerful nor'easter. The National Weather Service expects the merged storm to move northeast and drop between two to three feet of snow in parts of New England.

(via NASA)

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Comments

  1. Tom in SF Bay Area says

    It’s really COLD today. High is only supposed to be in the high 50’s. Brrr…. Sorry. Used to live on the East Coast. Couldn’t help myself.

    Actually, best of luck and stay safe!!!

  2. DL says

    In Toronto we have a massive snow storm. School are closed, as are many businesses. The plows cant keep up with the endless snow, and the roads are treacherous.

  3. SUNNY says

    Thank The Weather Channel for that one. It was their idea. It’s just a way to market a storm for ratings. The National Weather Service is totally against this, as are many meteorologists. The Weather Network is owned by NBC/Comcast, so it surprises me that other forms of media (newspapers, radio) are jumping on the bandwagon and giving it credence.

  4. Tracy says

    OMG Is Jake Gyllenhaal trapped at the New York Public Library and does he need rescued or revived?

  5. Tracy says

    OMG Is Jake Gyllenhaal trapped at the New York Public Library and does he need rescued or revived?

  6. Skeeter Sanders says

    This is the first time that The Weather Channel isn’t alone in using a name for a massive winter storm.

    While the NBC-owned cable channel began naming winter storms in late October, the National Weather Service and other media outlets refused to follow the channel’s lead.

    Now, in the wake of Nemo, the resistance has begun to crumble. A look through Google shows scores of stories by other media outlets in which the name Nemo was used, at least in headlines.

    Obviously, having winter storms bear a name is catching on with the public, and it’s only a matter of time — perhaps as early as next winter — when the NWS will have to end its resistance and start naming winter storms.

    Weather authorities in Europe have been giving names to winter storms there since 1964. Why not in North America?