Two Mission SnowGLOBE Flights Planned 29 and 30 January

Science flights to NY state @ Canadian border (29 Jan) and to observe off-shore low (30 Jan)

Flight track from IMPACTS 25 January 2023 science flight. Original map retrieved from on 27 January 2023.

Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan ( indicates that two flights are planned: 29 January (Sunday) with take-off scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET, and 30 January (Monday) with take-off scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET. You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward at  

Leave your snowboard out, with data collection occurring Sunday (29 Jan) and Monday (30 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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