Snow lingers in the Rocky Mountains • Earth.com

Last update: June 19th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows an unusual amount of snowpack lingering in the Rocky Mountains earlier this month.

Record-breaking precipitation across the United States has left behind a snow water equivalent of 7.5 inches in the state of Colorado, which is 8 times higher than usual. In most years, the snow water equivalent drops well below 2 inches in June.

The image was captured on June 9, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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