Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nuclear Snow

It was extremely cold this past Tuesday but this is a new one for me.

From the NWS via Capital Weather Gang...
Check out the band of snow being generated by the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant near Shippingport. Up to an inch of snow has fallen as a result of the steam billowing from the stacks.

How could this happen? It’s rather basic science. 
The ultra cold air streaming in from the northwest interacted with the hot steam emitted from the plant resulting in condensation, cloud formation and precipitation.
Makes sense but it's still kinda crazy.

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