Early January Nor’easter

A nor’easter brought significant snow, sleet, and freezing rain to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US to kick off the first week of 2024.

The system started out as a mid-latitude cyclone in the central US, bringing showers, storms, and winter weather to the region as well as to the southern US.

As it reached the east coast, it stretched up and down the seaboard. While the the nor’easter impacted the Northeast US, the tail end of the system caused severe storms that created a tornado in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Contributions by: Kim Erickson, Dakota Smith and Josh Reiter

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Nor'easter Dumps Snow Across the Northeast

Description:

A central low moving offshore drives the winter weather that the Mid-Atlantic and New England states received.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Nor'easter Winter Weather

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Storm Produces Tornado in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Description:

Storms rolling through southern Florida produced a widely-observed tornado in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Phenomena: Thunderstorms Tornadoes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: ABI

Storms and Winter Weather Descend all Along the East Coast

Description:

From severe storms in Florida, to ice accumulations in Central Appalachia, to heavy snow to the Northeast US, the Nor’easter blasts the East Coast in this 48-hour imagery.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Nor'easter Thunderstorms Winter Weather

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI

Thunderstorms Sweep Across Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico

Description:

Thunderstorms sweep across Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico. These storms are part of a larger system impacting the US.


Phenomena: Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Storm System Organizes in Central US

Description:

A impactful storm system takes shape in the Central United States.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms Winter Weather

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Airmass (EUMETSAT) GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Southern Plains System Brings Rain and Snow

Description:

Unsettled weather was ushered in for much of the area.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM