On January 23, the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image (left) of the storm system informally named “Snowzilla” over the east coast of the United States. In this nighttime image, city lights, like those of Washington, D.C. (arrow) are visible.
The Landsat 8 satellite captured this image (right) over Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. (arrow) on the following day. Most areas were blanketed with at least 46 to 61 centimeters (18 to 24 inches) of snow.
Image Number: WEB15323-2016
Jeff Schmaltz and Joshua Stevens, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response at NASA/GSFC & Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey