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Snow in Southern Central United States

Snow in Southern Central United States

Snow cover sprawled across the southern central United States on December 25, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image the same day. Shaped vaguely like a giant boomerang, snow cover stretches from New Mexico across northern Texas and into eastern Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. Snow cover also fills southeastern Colorado. Areas not covered with snow appear brown in this wintertime image.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott, NASA Earth Observatory.