It's not often that the Mid-Atlantic and southern Appalachians get buried under a foot of snow in early December. But that's what happened last weekend (Dec. 8-9), when a moisture-packed winter storm walloped the region with record-setting snowfall. Now that the storm has moved offshore and skies have finally cleared, we can see the snowy aftermath from space.
Election Day 2018 is delivering wet and unsettled weather across large portions of the Midwest, South, and Eastern U.S., as a low pressure system near the Great Lakes heads toward the East Coast. This GOES East geocolor image, seen at 11:00 a.m. ET November 6, shows the sprawling storm system that has brought clouds, rain (and, in some places, snow) to about two dozen states as voters head to the polls.
Powerful Hurricane Willa, the twenty-second named storm of the 2018 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, is on a collision course with Mexico's southwestern coast. This image of the storm, captured by GOES East at 10 a.m. EDT October 22, shows Willa moving northward toward Mexico shortly after sunrise local time.
Early Wednesday afternoon, powerful Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a record-setting Category 4 storm. The National Hurricane Center reported Michael's sustained winds were near 155 mph as the eye of the storm moved ashore near Mexico City, Florida at 1:30 p.m. ET October 10.
Tropical Storm Florence continues to drop torrential rain across parts of North and South Carolina as the storm begins its slow slog inland away from the coast. This GOES East satellite image, seen at 7:45 a.m. ET Saturday (Sept. 15), shows Florence still hovering over the Carolinas, not having moved significantly since the storm made landfall Friday morning.