Heavy snow left New Mexico in a state of emergency on February 25, 2004, after a large storm swept across the region the previous day. Roads, schools, businesses, and even the state government were all forced to close in the height of the storm. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite tracked a blue trail of snow across northern Texas, New Mexico, and Southern Colorado on February 25. Blue patches of snow also appear in southern Utah, upper left corner. In this false-color image, the snow is blue, bare ground is pink, vegetation is bright green, and clouds are white and light blue. The states shown in this image include, starting in the upper left corner and going clockwise, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Northern Mexico forms the bottom left corner of the image. The high-resolution image provided above has a resolution of 250 meters per pixel.
Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the EOS Data Pool at NASA GSFC