Deep upper level trough brings snow to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Snow from trough over Eastern Mediterranean Sea

07 January 2015 09:30 UTC

Deep upper level trough brings snow to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Deep upper level trough brings snow to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

The Airmass RGB shows the deep upper level trough over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

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10 March 2021

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07 January 2015

The upper level trough created a frontal cloud system which brought a lot of snow to Turkey and heavy snow showers to Crete, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel and Syria (seen in Natural Colours RGB). A pre-frontal dust outbreak can also be seen over Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia (see Dust RGB).

Full resolution Meteosat-10 Airmass RGB image
Full resolution Meteosat-10 Dust RGB image
Full resolution Meteosat-10 Natural Colour RGB image

Meteosat-10 Airmass RGB of the Eastern Mediterranean
Meteosat-10 Airmass RGB of the Eastern Mediterranean
Comparison of Meteosat-10 Natural Colour RGB & Dust RGB, 07 January 09:30 UTC
 
 
 

8 January 09:00 UTC

The following images show the situation over Turkey the day after the heavy snowfalls, caused by the cyclone, crossed the area on 7 January. As usual when cold Russian air moves across warm water, cloud streets form over the Black Sea. These cloud streets are better seen in the HRV image (channel 12 of SEVIRI) which has a three times better resolution than the Natural Colour RGB image that uses the solar channels NIR1.6, VIS0.8 and VIS0.6 (channels 3, 2 and 1 of SEVIRI).

In the Suomi-NPP INCOL image taken at 10:38 UTC the cloud streets are clearly visible and it also shows a low concentration of sea ice for the season in the Sea of Asov.

Full resolution Meteosat-10 Natural Colour RGB image
Download animation , 08 January 09:00–12:00 UTC, Meteosat-10 Natural Colour RGB
Full resolution Meteosat-10 HRV image ,
Full resolution Metop-B AVHRR RGB VIS0.6-VIS0.8-IR11.0 image
Full resolution Suomi-NPP INCOL image , 08 January 10:38 UTC,

Comparison of Meteosat-10 Natural Colour RGB & HRV, 08 January 2015 09:00 UTC

 

 

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