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NASA releases time lapse film of 2014 winter storms

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:12 PM -

From ice storms to a polar vortex that wouldn't quit to a parade of brutal storms on the east coast, the past few months have been harsh, weather-wise.

Now you can get a bird's eye view of winter weather patterns, courtesy of a time lapse animation created using NASA/NOAA's GOES-East satellite imagery.

The short film features the movement of winter storms between January 1 and March 24, highlighting the systems that contributed to above-average snowfall on the U.S. east coast and Midwest. 


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"Winter 2014 brought brutal conditions to much of North America," says Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon.

"Polar vortexes brought frigid wind chills to the Prairies and record lows throughout Canada, while the colder-than-normal conditions contributed to more intense ice storms and Nor'easters in eastern Canada. With the changing of the seasons we are looking forward to a nice, calm spring, but the question is, when will it happen, if it happens at all?"

That may not be the news you were hoping for, given the seemingly endless stretch of below-seasonal temperatures that has settled into much of Canada.

But you can't hold back spring.

In fact, we're starting to see evidence of warmer weather pop up across the country.

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