Labrador Sea Polar Low in Extreme Detail

We received the following e-mail from Prof. Kent Moore at the University of Toronto:

NASA today published a striking image of cloud streets over the Lab Sea. […] The low that was causing the trouble in Iceland can be seen up along the SE coast of Greenland. The flow distortion traced out by the clouds is striking as is the nascent polar low. You can see a slight ‘kink’ in the sea-leve pressure field from the ECMWF analysis.

This is a thumbnail of the NASA image (click for more detail) and click here for the NASA page with even higher resolution:

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This is the ECMWF analysis, where you can see the trough off the coast of Labrador:

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