Last update: August 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows southern Siberia covered in snow.
The cold temperatures are primarily due to a high-pressure circulation system called the Siberian High, which is centered around Lake Baikal and persists from October to April.
According to some forecasters, the severity of winters in North America can be predicted by looking at October snowfall in Siberia – a concept known as the Siberian Snow Theory. This year, snowfall across the region has been relatively light.
This image was captured on October 29, 2018 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory