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EarthSky // Earth, Science Wire Release Date: Mar 05, 2014

Watch March come in like a lion over eastern U.S.

Satellite video captures the awesome power of the winter storms that hit the eastern U.S. on the first days of March.

This animation created from satellite data shows the progression of the major winter storm over the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and southern states on March 2 and 3.

The storm brought snow to the U.S. mid-Atlantic, freezing rain to the Carolinas, and rain and some freezing rain to the Gulf Coast states. Visible and infrared imagery over those two days captured by NOAA’s GOES-East or GOES-13 satellite were compiled into a video made by NASA/NOAA’s GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Dennis Chesters of the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at Goddard said:

This storm confirms the ancient adage that ‘March comes in like a lion.’ Hopefully it will follow the saying and the month will ‘go out like a lamb.’

Bottom line: A video made using NOAA’s GOES satellite data shows the progression of the major winter storm over the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and southern states on March 2 and 3, 2014

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