Frigid Arctic air blankets northern U.S. • Earth.com

Last update: September 20th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to NASA’s Aqua Satellite, showing cold Arctic air moving down into the northern half of the United States. The images were taken from December 1st to December 11th thanks to infrared technology from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard the satellite.

On December 7th, the cold Arctic air depicted in purple and dark blue moved down into the Plains reaching Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. The frigid air then shifted east into the Ohio Valley, and later, the northeastern states.

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