Early August Showers in the Northern and Interior Alaska

Clouds are covering much of Interior and Northern Alaska after a week of clear weather. This is a DayLandCloud RGB image which is made from three VIIRS satellite bands assigned to red, green, and blue components to produce a false color image. The 1.6 um band is assigned red, the 0.87um band to green, and the 0.64 um band to blue. In this image ice/snow appears cyan or blue, clouds are white, vegetation is green, and bare ground, mountains, or burn scars from wildland fires are brown. The spiral of clouds over the Arctic Ocean is from a low-pressure center with a front that trails southwestward over the north slope. Numerous convective shower bands are present over the interior of Alaska.