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Winter Has Just Begun

Having a white Christmas doesn't always happen here in Michigan, but it's typically not 6 degrees out either. The snow storm that came on Christmas Eve helped Santa's sleigh glide with ease and left some pretty awesome satellite pictures as well!

NOAA Satellites on Twitter

Check out these "cloud streets" over the #GreatLakes, seen by the #SuomiNPP satellite's #VIIRS instrument. These parallel rows of clouds are what's behind the heavy lake effect #snow hitting parts of PA, MI and upstate NY. More imagery: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A

NOAA Satellites on Twitter

A satellite view of the cold and snowy eastern US, seen by #GOES16 (now #GOESEast). Note the snow cutoff line from central Missouri into Pennsylvania. More imagery: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A #ItsSoCold #WinterIsHere https://t.co/OyFdr6btOB

NOAA Satellites on Twitter

GOESEast satellite captured record-breaking #LakeEffectSnow fall in Erie, Pennsylvania which dumped over 5 feet, 65.1" of #snow as reported by @NWS in total over some areas. More images: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A #GOES16 #ItsSoCold https://t.co/JhIPWk0CFZ