February 23, 2010 Snow Storm
A Selection of Radar Images

#1 Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image, lowest tilt, 6:21pm Tuesday February 23, 2010: This image shows the narrow snow axis extending from the Catskills through the Capital Region northeast into Vermont. Embedded within the general snow axis at this time were two smaller scale (mesoscale) snow bands, one in Albany County, the other extending from Rensselaer County into Bennington County VT. Up to 2" per hour snowfall rates were common through the duration of the storm in the smaller scale snow bands.

Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image 6:21pm February 23, 2010 

#2 Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image, lowest tilt, 7:43pm, Tuesday February 23, 2010: An eastward shift in the snow axis had occurred at this time with the ever present mesoscale snow banding (yellow shaded areas) where up to 2" per hour snowfall rates were occurring

Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image 7:43pm February 23, 2010 

#3 Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image, lowest tilt, 11:05pm, Tuesday February 23, 2010: A particularly intense small scale snow band rapidly developed over the Capital Region at this time, noted by the narrow zone of bright yellow radar returns extending from Saratoga County through Schenectady and Albany counties. This snow band continued to lift to the WNW through the night weakening in the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys. 2" per hour snowfall rates were associated with this snow band as it propagated to the west

Albany NEXRAD base reflectivity image 11:05pm February 23, 2010