Snow Across Upper Midwest •

Last update: November 22nd, 2019 at 11:00 am

Winter weather left a blanket of snow stretching from Missouri north to Canada by early March 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on March 4, 2010. Snow cover appears most uniform over Iowa and surrounding states, where urban areas create occasional patches of gray-beige. Closer to Lake Superior, large swaths of forest interrupt the snow cover, creating a dappled appearance.

Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.

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