Weather Picture of the Day

Clear Day over the Eastern United States

Clear Day over the Eastern United States

East coast cities along the I-95 corridor experienced a cool, dry day October 19, 2017. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite acquired this data as three spectrum channels sensitive to red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths of light, composed here as an image. In addition, atmospheric interference analyses using several other channels cancel out or correct blurry parts of the image.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

Time Until The Winter Solstice
59 days, 7 hours, 18 minutes, 53 seconds

Weather History for October 23
Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. It marked the sixth record low of the month for Greer SC and Columbia SC, and the ninth of the month for Montgomery AL. Showers and thunderstorms deluged Corpus Christi TX with five inches of rain. Winnemucca NV reported their first measurable rain in ninety-two days, while Yakima WA reported a record 96 days in a row without measurable rainfall. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

A storm moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain and high winds to the Central Pacific Coast Region. High winds in Nevada gusted to 67 mph at Reno, and thunderstorms around Redding CA produced wind gusts to 66 mph. Locally heavy rains in the San Francisco area caused numerous mudslides, adding insult to injury for earthquake victims. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)