Mission SnowGLOBE—Flight Planned Thursday 19 January

Science flights targeting probable snow bands near eastern Ontario and upstate New York

Flight track from IMPACTS 13 January 2023 science flight. Notes included "New York Cyclone with bands of mixed and frozen precipitation over northern New York and Canada." Original map retrieved from on 17 January 2023.

Attention GLOBE Students, Educators and Partners!  

Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan ( indicates that a flight is planned for 19 January between 1:00 and 5:00pm ET. You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward at 

Put your snowboard out on Wednesday, with data collection occurring Thursday (19 Jan) and continuing throughout the storm and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as you can (e.g., if you are taking measurements at a school).  

Measurements requested include: 

  • New snow depth 
  • Snowpack depth 
  • Snow water equivalent 
  • Clouds (optional) 
  • Photos of snowflakes (optional) 

Even if you don’t get precipitation in your area, recording and submitting zero precipitation is helpful for the mission. If you don’t get snow, measure the rainfall if possible.  

If the flight status changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please see the Mission SnowGLOBE homepage or reach out to us at  

Happy measuring! 

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