DISCUSSION: In the wake of the recent Nor'easter which impacted many parts of the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, there are several neat angles which are worth discussing well after the low pressure system's exit. Attached above is a satellite view of the landscape across the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast which exhibits the presence of wave clouds, snow and offshore cloud streets which were all in place within 24 hours after the conclusion of this recent snowstorm. In looking back to March 16th, the following satellite animation attached above is all that was left from the Pi Day Nor'Easter as seen from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on March 16, 2017. This natural color animation looking at the northeastern U.S.was created by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Note how you can clearly see the effect of the much colder air moving across the relatively warmer waters of the far western Atlantic Ocean. This facilitated the large-scale environment which remained conducive for the development of offshore cloud streets. In some cases, these cloud streets even produced very light snowfall as well over parts of western Atlantic Ocean positioned just offshore which had little to no impacts on any forms of shipping and/or private travel.
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