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Satellite Image of January 27th Snowstorm | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Satellite Image of January 27th Snowstorm

Image acquired January 27, 2011.


This visible image was captured by the GOES-13 satellite and shows the low pressure area that brought up to 12 inches of snow to Washington, D.C. overnight on Jan. 26-27. Officially, 15.1 inches was measured at Philadelphia International Airport. This image shows the low pressure area responsible still over eastern New England. Also visible is the snow on the ground that it left behind in the mid-Atlantic. The image was created at 1431 UTC (9:31 a.m. EST) on January 27, 2011 by the NASA GOES Project, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The GOES series of satellites are operated by NOAA.


Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project


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Taken on January 28, 2011