Nemo seen from space, NASA satellite captures snowstorm images (Photo and Video)

By on Feb 10, 2013 in United States, Weather Comments

Blizzard Nemo was seen from space, as shown in the photo and video below. The images, which were captured by NASA satellite, show the snowstorm that hit the Northeastern states of US from Thursday to Saturday (February 7-9, 2013). Nemo was a result of two merging low pressure systems over New England.

Blizzard Nemo NASA GOES-13 satellite image

Snowstorm Nemo, as seen from space
Image Credit: NASA GOES Project

As noted at Space.com, NASA‘s GOES-13 satellite, which is being operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recorded the video of snowstorm Nemo being formed as a powerful Alberta Clipper system carrying cold Arctic air from Western Canada and turned into a low-pressure system.

According to CNN today, Sunday, February 10, 2013, at least nine people died in the three US states, Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts, and in Canada. This includes an 11-year old boy who was poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as he sat in a running car to keep warm.

“We had a bad storm here with heavy, heavy snow, starting with a wet snow early, which stuck to the trees, which brought them down on the power lines, and then the temperatures dropping and then high, high winds all combining to a lot of power outages.” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee told CNN.

CNN noted that as of Saturday night, around 459,000 people and business are still experiencing power outage. This is after snowstorm Nemo has paralyzed five US states, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York, with reported snow totals of 30 inches (76.2 cm) and higher.

Earlier reports revealed that more than 600,000 people experienced power outage and over 6,300 flights have been canceled, including the 1,672 canceled flights on Saturday. But as of posting, New York airports have resumed most of its flights, while Logan International Airport in Boston is still closed.


Blizzard Nemo, as seen from space by the NASA satellite
Video Credit: InsaneMrBrain3/YouTube/NASA GOES Project



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