Here are three more amazing pictures taken from space today, showing severe weather poised to strike the central US. To learn more about the blizzard conditions expected today (December 19, 2011) and early this week for the central U.S., read this post by EarthSky weather blogger Matt Daniel.
The image above was created on December 19 at 19:10 UTC (2:10 p.m. EST) from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13. GOES-13 is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Images and animations are created by NASA’s GOES Project, located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Matt Daniel is weekend Meteorologist for 13WMAZ (CBS) in Macon, Georgia, and founder of the blog Athens GA Weather. He's a self-described "big weather and music geek" and has produced weather content for CNN, MSN Weather and EarthSky. He has a passion for helping to keep people safe when severe weather strikes and says if you don't have a NOAA Weather Radio ... you should get one.