Wisconsin Tornado still visible from space after 7 years

Wisconsin Tornado still visible from space after 7 years

We are all aware of the fact that weather is strange and unpredictable. It changes from a day to another, it has a great influence on our day to day lives and we always have to take into account the temperatures and weather conditions.
However, I don’t think that any of us would have thought that a tornado that hit the state of Wisconsin 7 years ago would still be visible from the space. Wait, what? Yes, that’s right. A NASA satellite, Terra, took the image of the track of the 7 year old tornado at the beginning of January, picturing a thin line of the snow-covered trace of the tornado which was starting from the southwest and making its way all the way to the northeast.
Back in 2007 when the tornado hit the state of Wisconsin it made a path which had 40 miles in length, destroying more than 14,000 acres of trees. During the winter months, the trace of the tornado can be easily distinguished because it is bright white among the rest of the snow. Anyhow, it can also be seen during the warmer months, because it appears as a light green line among the deep green that shows the nearby forests.
It is a rather unusual thing to be able to see from space such clear images of a climatic phenomenon that happened over 7 years in the past, but it seems like the tornado had an important impact on the land of Wisconsin.

Posted by Sandra Leonard 2/12/15

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