Winter storm Jonas pummeled the Northeast, blanketing New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia with record-setting amounts of snow.
While the deadly blizzard made life extremely difficult for millions in those areas, it looked equally ferocious from space.
NASA, in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), collected impressive daytime and night views of the blizzard from the Suomi NPP, the GOES-East and NASA's GPM satellites, showing an in-depth, 3D look at the moisture enveloped into the storm from the Atlantic Ocean.
"GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed massive amounts of moisture being transported from the Atlantic Ocean over states from New York westward through West Virginia," NASA reported on its website. "GPM's Radar instruments provided 3-D data (DPR Ku Band) showing the 3-D structure of rainfall within bands of precipitation in the winter storm."
That was during the day. The Suomi NPP satellite also showed in detail how the blizzard blanketed the Mid-Atlantic, New York metropolitan and southern New England areas with snow during the night, even blurring the night-time lights of the region with "high cloud tops associated with the storm," as reported by NASA.
Take a look at the complete daytime, night-time 3D views collected by NASA's satellites over this past weekend's historic blizzard here.