Image courtesy of the NOAA-NASA GOES Project. Caption by Rob Gutro.
A major winter storm brought snow, sleet, ice and chilly temperatures to a part of the United States that does not usually see much of it. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this view of storm clouds over the southeastern United States at 1815 Universal Time (1:15 p.m. eastern standard time) on February 11, 2014.
The cloud and snow data in the image were taken from GOES-East and processed by the NASA GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The data was overlaid on a true-color image of land and ocean created by data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments that fly aboard NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites.
The large weather front stretched from eastern Texas to the Carolinas. NOAA's Weather Prediction Center noted early on February 11: “Once the intensifying surface low moves off the Southeast coast and begins its track up the Eastern Seaboard Wednesday night...winter weather will start lifting northward into the northern Mid-Atlantic states.”
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