Nemo Snowfall Seen from Space


With thunderstorms from the south feeding an Arctic snow shield blowing in from Canada, the Nor’easter dubbed Nemo blasted the northeast Friday and Saturday. By Sunday only a thin veil of clouds remained and NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above natural-colored image of the blanketing snow.

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Snowfall totals topped 40 inches in Hamden, Conn. and in Portland, Maine, where 31.9 inches fell, it broke the record set in Jan. 17-18, 1979, of 27.1 inches. Wind gusts from the storm reached hurricane strength along the coast of Massachusetts, blowing at times up to 83 miles (134 kilometers) per hour.

IMAGE: The snow from the Nor’easter Nemo covers the northeast on Feb. 10, 2013. (Photo taken by NASA’s Terra satellite)

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