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A spectacular satellite presentation of an explosive cyclone over the Northwest Atlantic on Friday, Jan 17th, has brought a massive, record-breaking snowstorm into Newfoundland (Canada) especially across its far east-southeast parts. The airport of St. John’s has received 30 inches (76.2 cm) of snow in 24 hours. With the daily total of 76.2 cm on January 17, 2020, a new all-time record has been established for the most snow in one day at St. John’s International Airport. Winds hit speeds of more than 60 mph (= 100 km/h). Some areas experienced an intense blizzard conditions with wind gusts in excess of 100 mph ( = 160 km/h)!

Satellite image of the explosive cyclogenesis over the Northwest Atlantic on Friday – notice an impressive convective cloud streets in the cyclone’s wake, as Arctic air mass was spreading from Canada onto the Atlantic. The city of St. John’s is marked:

UPDATE: A remarkable satellite presentation of explosive cyclogenesis over the Northwest Atlantic today


Reports of incredible snowdrifts and numerous road closed and blocks are coming, here are the most impressive ones – snowdrifts were several meters high, trapping residents in houses and on the roads:












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See also – the discussion about the system which was an explosive cyclogenesis over the Northwest Atlantic:

UPDATE: A remarkable satellite presentation of explosive cyclogenesis over the Northwest Atlantic today


An impressive twins over the North Pacific today, Jan 20th:

The day after tomorrow? Not really, but we have twins – two spectacular deep cyclones over the North Pacific today



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