The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. on January 24, 2016. Most neighborhoods in the image received at least 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 centimeters) of snowfall from the nor'easter that pounded the region from January 22 to 24. The image below is a closeup of Washington drawn from the larger image.
January 24, 2016
NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.
Acquired February 7, 2010, this true-color image shows snow blanketing much of the U.S. East Coast. Snow extends hundreds of kilometers inland from the Atlantic coastline, but thins near New York City.