Ireland and the UK face further bouts travel chaos, burst water pipes and closed schools with the return of heavy snow for the rest of the winter, according to NASA. NASA made the warning following the release of stunning new image of Ireland swathed in snow.
NASA has released a new high resolution satellite image of the North Eastern region of the United States covered in over 80cm of snow. NASA has already released satellite imagery of the continent blanketed in snow. You can see the accumulation of snow in this time lapse video.
North eastern America and Canada are suffering some of the worst winter storms in decades this week. NASA has already released satellite imagery of the continent blanketed in snow and several areas have already declared a state of emergency. Many parts of the New York, Philadelphia and Boston have seen 29 inches (73CM) of snow and to put this into context Vimeo user Michael Black has published a timelapse video, recorded over a 20 hour period, of the swathe of snow covering the States.
Winter stores have abated in Ireland, the UK and Northern Europe but Canada and the North Eastern United States, especially New York and New England, are currently being battered with over 29 inches (73CM) of snow.
With temperatures in some parts of the UK and Ireland set to reach as low as 28°C on Monday night, many have been wondering why this winter has been especially harsh. According to NASA the reason is a natural shift the the location of the Gulf Stream called ‘Negative Arctic Oscillation’.
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NASA's Earth Observatory has released another stunning satellite photography of Ireland and the UK blanketed in snow. The image, taken yesterday (December 8th 2010) shows much of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the Isle of man covered in pristine snow.
The snow might be causing chaos for commuters but there are 14 residents of Dublin for whom the snow is a little bit more welcome, the penguins of Dublin Zoo. The Irish Times’ Róisín Ingle reports that Irish workers are logging on in huge numbers to view the live video feed the penguins.
Not to be outdone by our British counterparts in terms of beautiful satellite snow imagery, the University of Dundee's satellite receiving station captured this image that was received from NASA’s satellite Terra on December 2nd, 2010.