Last update: August 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory