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Online 12.2: The Worst Ice Storm in Canadian History
January 1998
Infrared Satellite Imagery 7 to 10 January 1998: Infrared satellite imagery shows clouds associated with several cyclones that traveled along the same path resulting in record ice accumulation in Quebec.

Courtesy of Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Surface conditions from 5 to 10 January 1998: Maps of surface temperature, dewpoint, pressure and pressure tendency illustrate the conditions during the 1998 ice storm in Quebec and the northeastern U.S.

Research Applications Program/National Center for Atmospheric Research

Water Vapor Satellite Imagery 7 to 10 January 1998: Water vapor satellite imagery shows the flow of moisture into the ice storm region

Courtesy of Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Atmospheric Sciences Severe and Hazardous Weather at Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Illinois
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