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Clouds Continue to Cover United Kingdom after Snowfall

March 9th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Clouds over southwestern England

Clouds over southwestern England

A heavy snow storm hit parts of Devon, in southwestern England, overnight on March 5th. Here, the region is still covered by clouds, whereas the skies over London and the rest of southeastern England are clear.

The British Highways Agency reported that the snowfall caused fallen trees, accidents, blocked roads and motorways, and stranded vehicles  across the county.

At the same time, western Scotland, including the Glasgow area, also received some outbreaks of heavy snow. This region is also still obscured by clouds in the image.

Snowfall over New England, USA

March 5th, 2009 Category: Rivers, Snapshots

Snowfall over New England, USA - March 4th, 2009

Snowfall over New England, USA - March 4th, 2009

A huge snowstorm that hit the east coast of the USA a few days ago, covering states from Arkansas to Georgia and all the way up the coast to Maine.

A previous article examined the white swath coating the southeastern and mid-atlantic states. This image, on the other hand, focuses on the New England area, including the states of (from South to North) Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Continuing northward, parts of Nova Scotia (center), New Brunswick (peninsula) and Quebec are also  snowcovered. Parts of the Saint Lawrence River (top left) are iced over.

Offshore, from the hook of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Bay to Halifax in Nova Scotia, clouds form streaked patterns in the atmosphere.

Huge Snowfall Over East Coast of USA

March 4th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Snow over East Coast of USA - March 4th, 2009

Snow over East Coast of USA - March 4th, 2009

Skies over the East Coast of the United States of America have cleared since the huge snow storm that hit the region a few days ago.

Coastal states from Maine (northeast) to Georgia (southeast) received up to 30 centimeters (1 foot) of snow, reported the New York Times, and the storm even hit inland states as far west as Arkansas.

Here, the snowfall is visible as a wide white strip stretching from Maine (top) to Virginia (center), then curving southwestward through Georgia (bottom left) towards Arkansas.

Parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia nearest to the Atlantic are not snow-covered.

Lake Ontario (top left) appears dark blue and free of ice, while Lake Erie, just to its South, has a coat of ice.

To their East, New York City and Long Island stand out in white against the dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Offshore, clouds over the ocean form streaked patterns.

Please click here for a previous article on this storm and the Great Lakes.

Snowfall by Great Lakes, Devastating Storm on East Coast of USA

March 3rd, 2009 Category: Lakes

Snow around Great Lakes - March 2nd, 2009

Snow around Great Lakes - March 2nd, 2009

Close-up of Lake Erie

Close-up of Lake Erie

Close-up of Lake Huron

Close-up of Lake Huron

The Great Lakes, on the border of Canada and the United States of America, are partially surrounded by snow.

Cold temperatures have caused parts of them to ice over, as seen in the close-ups of Lakes Erie, Huron and Michigan.

To the right, clouds from a snowstorm over the East Coast are visible.

The storm hit the southeastern states on Sunday, causing many problems such as power outages and automobile accidents, reported NBC News, as the region is not accustomed to dealing with such extreme weather.

The storm then progressed to the northeastern states on Monday, causing more car crashes and between 8 and 12 inches of snow in New England.

Close-up of Lake Michigan

Close-up of Lake Michigan