A powerful cold front is moving from the central United States to the U.S. East Coast today (January 30, 2013). Temperatures are plunging, and there is a potential for severe thunderstorms. NASA released the image below, using data from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite. It shows the U.S. East in the throes of winter weather. In this image, you can see a line of clouds that stretch from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The front is moving east to the Atlantic Ocean.
Meanwhile, the U.S. South is also undergoing severe weather today. A winter tornado pummeled the northwest Georgia town of Adairsville, killing one person, flipping automobiles and destroying buildings. Read more about the January 30 tornado in Georgia
Bottom line: NOAA GOES-13 image of severe winter storm pushing across U.S. East on January 30, 2013.
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