Satellite Images: A Snow Blanket for the East Coast

acquired January 24, 2016 download large image (14 MB, JPEG, 5184×3456) Source: Earth Observatory Two days after a massive winter storm system dropped snow from Tennessee and Georgia to Massachusetts, millions of Americans are digging out. By some news accounts, more than 30 million people lived in areas that received at least 20 inches (50…

Satellite Images Snowstorm 2016: A Blizzard by Moonlight

 Aquired January 23, 2016 download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 2408×3136) Source: Earth Observatory A massive winter storm system pummeled the eastern United States in late January 2016, with two low-pressure systems merging into a potent nor’easter that dropped heavy snow from Virginia to New England. By late afternoon on January 23, snowfall totals were…