31 October 2011

True Color View of The Rare October Snowstorm From Space

Posted by Dan Satterfield


The folds of the Appalachians show up very well in this image of the snow cover over the Northeast today. You can even see snow in the NYC area. Click for larger version. NASA Aqua satellite with the MODIS imager.


Danbury, Ct received 17 inches of snow from this rare October event, and the fact that leaves were still on many trees caused massive power outages. On a side note, Central Park has now reached its 3rd wettest year on record. See more snowfall totals from the NWS in New York, NY  below: