Image of rain and snow over California. The underlying true-color image was acquired on October 25, 2021, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. Colors overlaid on the base image indicate precipitation rates based on Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) (IMERG) data. Yellows to Red in this image show rates of about 1mm to 5mm/hour; and green in this image show rates of about 0.1mm to 1mm/hour. Snow is shown in blue over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the center of the image. Data for this image are collected by multiple satellites in the the joint NASA/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory.
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Dec 7, 2021
Rain and Snow Over California
Base image captured on Oct. 25, 2021, by the VIIRS instrument aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite and overlain with IMERG Precipitation Rate.