Satellite Images Show Powerful Winter Storm Approaching US West Coast

A satellite captured images of a large winter storm system swirling over much of the US west coast on Thursday, March 9, according to the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), which released an animation based on the images.

The video shows the storm’s movements over March 9, said CIRA, which operates in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“The next west coast system is taking shape. California is set to receive heavy, flooding rain and huge amounts of snow.” CIRA said. Credit: CIRA/NOAA via Storyful

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