In December 2017, an unusual storm dropped a heavy band of snow across the eastern United States that stretched from Alabama to Delaware. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the snow on December 11, 2017.
While snowfall totals varied significantly from one location to another, there were reports of well over six inches of snow falling in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
- The Washington Post (2017, December 11) A look back at the freak snowstorm that made history across the South.
- The Weather Channel (2017, December 10) Winter Storm Benji Recap: Record-Setting Deep South Snow and a Brush With the Northeast. Accessed December 12, 2017.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.
- Terra - MODIS