January 25, 2016 2:31 pm

WATCH: NASA sees crippling blizzard from space

A NASA supercomputer model shows the outflow of the storm that crippled parts of the eastern United States on Jan. 23-24.


It was a blizzard that crippled the eastern United States, bringing major cities to a standstill. And while it was pretty impressive on the ground, it’s even more impressive from space.

NASA has released several photographs of the mega storm, which is responsible for killing at least 31 people.

A satellite image shows the blizzard moving into the eastern United States on Jan. 22, 2016.


More than 70 cm of snow fell in Boston, setting a new record. Close to 12,000 flights were cancelled over the weekend and more cancellations were expected on Monday.

On Sunday, officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland said, “A few locations came close to, or surpassed all-time 1-day and 2-day snow records. Accumulations of 2 to 3 [60-91 cm] feet were common, with a few isolated areas in the West Virginia and Maryland panhandles measuring 3.5 [107 cm]feet.”

The various NASA images were taken in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administation (NOAA) using different light bands.

Fortunately, for Canadians, the bulk of the storm went out over the Atlantic Ocean. But for those that were in its path, the storm will likely be remembered as a true “Stormageddon.”

An infrared image of the day and night band show the historic blizzard that crippled parts of the eastern U.S. on Jan. 23-24.


–with files from The Associated Press

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