Snow covers the Pacific Northwest at sunrise -

Snow covers the Pacific Northwest at sunrise

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows a fresh blanket of snow covering portions of the Pacific Northwest at sunrise. The image is centered around the Salish Sea, including towns in the state of Washington and the province of British Columbia. 

The photograph was captured by an astronaut on December 29, 2021. According to NASA, winter had officially arrived that week in the Pacific Northwest, with temperatures in some areas hitting record lows. 

The urban areas are outlined by the Olympic and Coast Mountains, and the darker mountain valleys stand out against the snow.

Washington’s San Juan Islands and Canada’s Vancouver Island are separated by the Haro Strait. This is a major shipping channel that connects the Strait of Georgia and Strait of Juan de Fuca in the Salish Sea.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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