06 Feb '12, 8pm

Record snowfall hit Denver & Colorado last week. Here's the big-picture view from our Aqua satellite yesterday.

Record snowfall hit Denver & Colorado last week. Here's the big-picture view from our Aqua satellite yesterday.

A record-breaking snowstorm struck Colorado in early February 2012, closing an interstate highway, grounding flights, and dropping more than a foot of snow on the Denver area. After moving out of northeastern Colorado, the storm left heavy snow across Nebraska. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on February 5, after skies had largely cleared over the region. Snow and mountain peaks create a mottled appearance in western Colorado. Elsewhere, the snow cover forms a wide, uneven track over parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. This snowfall did not break all-time records in Colorado, but it did break records for the month of February. The National Weather Service explained that northeastern Colorado generally experiences storms of this magnitude in March or April, and the February st...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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Monday was a VERY dusty day off the west coast of Africa. Here's the dust plume our Aqua satellite saw.

Monday was a VERY dusty day off the west coast ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Feb '12, 6pm

A dust plume spanning hundreds of kilometers blew off the coast of western Africa on February 6, 2012. The Moderate Resolu...

Heathrow airport resumes flights after snow cancellations

Heathrow airport resumes flights after snow can...

straitstimes.com 06 Feb '12, 10am

File photo of people stand in the Terminal 3 arrivals area at Heathrow Airport, in west London Nov 30, 2011. -- PHOTO: REU...

A big storm, Tropical Cyclone Jasmine, churning yesterday in the South Pacific; from our Aqua satellite.

A big storm, Tropical Cyclone Jasmine, churning...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Feb '12, 2pm

Jasmine formed as a tropical storm over the South Pacific Ocean on February 4, 2012, and strengthened to a tropical cyclon...

Outfit Post: Snow day! ☃ →http://t.co/9Gj3WP4l

Outfit Post: Snow day! ☃ →http://t.co/9Gj3WP4l

monoxious.com 08 Feb '12, 1pm

I wasn’t actually planning on taking outfit pictures that day, but I chanced into a classmate and I had my camera with me,...