Eastern US 02/14/06

MODIS image of the Eastern US

The powerful nor'easter that barreled up the East Coast of the United States on February 11 and 12, 2006, left a swath of snow in its path. The snow covers the line of the Appalachian Mountains from northern Georgia to Pennsylvania, where it disappears underneath a curtain of clouds. The storm intensified as it moved north and east, with New York City, in the upper right corner of the image, being the hardest hit. The storm dumped more snow on the city than any other in the 137-year weather record. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on February 14, 2006, two days after the storm hit.

Text and image courtesy of NASA's Earth Observatory.