NASA image: Major winter storm headed for eastern U.S.

January 22, 2016
Credit: NASA Goddard Rapid Response

NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking a large winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region on Jan. 22 and 23.

The low pressure area from the Eastern Pacific Ocean moved into the western U.S. and tracked across the four corners region into Texas where NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite observed the clouds associated with the storm.

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard Suomi NPP satellite captured thisĀ image on January 20, 2016 at 19:30 UTC (2:30 p.m. EST), when the storm was over the central U.S. In the image, is visible in the Rockies and southern Great Lakes states.

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