Photo: Jeff Schmaltz / MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC
Call it snowmageddon, snowpocalypse or just plain ol' record snowstorm, this satellite photo of the mid-Atlantic states by NASA's Terra orbiter is breathtaking:
Nicknamed “snowpocalypse” and “snowmageddon,” an exceptionally severe winter storm dropped several feet of snow around the Washington, D.C., area in early February 2010. Crashed and abandoned cars littered roads as airlines canceled hundreds of flights. Even the DC Metro train system stopped functioning in places.
The MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on February 7, 2010, showing part of the region affected by heavy snowfall. Snow blankets the area hundreds of kilometers inland from the Atlantic coastline. Along the latitude of New York City, however, snow cover thins considerably.
How are all of you snowed-in Neatoramanauts doin'?