The Big Snow
15 June, 2006 Leave a comment
If you were wondering just how extensive the snow was in the South Island on Monday 12 June, then check out this beautiful image…
The image was taken at 2:25pm on Tuesday 13 June by one of the satellites in the NASA MODIS Rapid Response System. We were just plain lucky to get an almost direct overpass the day after the snow with mostly fine weather in Canterbury.
For the full image and larger/more detailed shots, try one of these,
- 1km resolution (245KB) – same scale as above
- 500m resolution (856KB)
- 250m resolution (2.1MB) – biggest/most detailed image
As you’ll see the snow was right down to sea level in South Canterbury, with the Paparoa Range on the West Coast also getting snow to around 1200m.