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

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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Posted 
March 5, 2014
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