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Breathtaking pictures of Earth from the Space Station

In honor of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to Earth after almost a year in the International Space Station, I thought you might enjoy this selection of images of our planet that he took during his stay in space.  Several of them include big weather events.  You can see them at https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-most-breathtaking-photos-from-nasa-astronaut-scott-kellys-year-in-space-2016-02-26?link=MW_home_latest_news….
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A map of every river in America (at least the lower 48)

On my Facebook feed from friends this morning was a story about an amazing map which shows every river in the lower 48 states.  You can look at the map and read the story of how it was created at https://www.wired.com/2013/06/infographic-this-detailed-map-shows-every-river-in-the-united-states/.  It’s not exactly a weather image but is very interesting…
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Cool (literally!) images of winter weather phenomena

In the past two days, friends have sent me very interesting images of cold weather phenomena that I think you would enjoy.  One is a mesmerizing video of ice stacking on Lake Superior, which you can view at https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/ice-stacking-lake-superior. The second is a spectacular image of sea smoke, also known as…
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Weather photo contest results

My alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has a photo contest each year for the best weather-related photographs taken by alums.  You might enjoy looking at this year’s set.  You can find them at https://www.ssec.wisc.edu/news/articles/8497. For more great photographs of clouds, visit https://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org.
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