Mission SnowGLOBE—Flight Planned 23 January

Science flights targeting East Coast low pressure system (New England, low pressure over ocean)

Flight track from IMPACTS 19 January 2023 science flight. Original map retrieved from on 19 January 2023.

Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan indicates that a flight is planned for 23 January with take-off currently scheduled for 6:00 a.m. ET. You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward.

Put your snowboard out now, with data collection occurring Monday (23 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!

The U.S. GLOBE Coordination Team

(Jen, Haley and Alicia)

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