Satellite images show record Christmas snow over Great Lakes

By Susan McFarland  |  Dec. 28, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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Dec. 28 (UPI) -- As snow piles up across the Northeast, satellite images are revealing all that the record-setting winter storm left behind.

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration posted a photo online showing snow covering Michigan and what forecasters call "cloud streets" over the Great Lakes.

The National Weather Service on Wednesday also posted satellite images showing large chunks of ice moving along the Canadian coast by Lake Superior.

The snow blanketed several states -- including New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. In Erie, Pa., the storm dumped nearly 5 feet of snow in just two days.

Lake-enhanced snow near Lake Michigan was expected through Friday morning, with light snow continuing in other parts of the state.

Frigid temperatures across the northern United States also broke records. The NWS said Thursday Negaunee Township, Mich., set a new low of 18 degrees below zero -- topping the previous record of 17 degrees below zero in 1976.

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