Snow in the Midwest

Snow in the Midwest
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A white strip of snow stretches diagonally across the central United States in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, acquired on December 24, 2004, by NASA’s Aqua satellite. The storm brought heavy snow to Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, parts of Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas, where Christmas snow is unusual.

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  • Data Date:

    December 24, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    December 27, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration