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Satellite Photos of Disruptive Snowstorm

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Satff Writer
March 7, 2013; 2:12 PM ET
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It pummeled the Midwest at the start of the week, shutting down thousands of flights out of Chicago and Minneapolis, then it moved to the mid-Atlantic where it caused over 200,000 power outages in Virginia alone. Now this early March snowstorm is moving its way farther north, causing disturbances to the New York and New England regions. NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured pictures of this storm as it worked it way along the East Coast.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Program (GOES) is a joint effort of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Image Credit: NOAA-NASA.

The visible satellite image was taken at 2045Z, and shows the still intensifying, storm force low pressure just off the Virginia Capes. In the bottom left of the image is a portion of the significant wave height analysis from 18Z, which indicated seas had increased to 24 feet. Image Credit: NOAA NWS Ocean Prediction Center.

The storm as it made its way across the Midwest. Image Credit: NOAA-NASA

Strong winds will continue to batter the Northeast today as snow piles up. Heavy snow will increase the risks of power outages. Visit our Weather Center for continues updates as the storm progresses. See more storm pictures here.


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