Snow cover stretched from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture on January 10, 2010. Snow cover thins toward the south, disappearing midway through Oklahoma in the west. In the east, the snow traces an arc through Virginia up toward Pennsylvania.
Snow and cold seized the U.S. Midwest in early January 2010. On January 8, the National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and warnings and predicted another week of frigid weather, according to Reuters.
A potent weather system with origins in Manitoba moved south across the Great Lakes on Halloween and blew all the way to Florida, bringing snow and hard frost to regions that don't see either in some winters.