Putting the storm in perspective

There’s still some digging out to do in the Twin Cities, if the second-consective snow day for Minneapolis and St. Paul Public School students is any measure.

As if you needed any more convincing that the weekend storm was a doozy, NASA has provided some high perspective on the whitewashing Minnesota received.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of the snow-covered state on December 12. The large image shows a much wider region, extending south to the edge of the swath of snow in Missouri. In this image, the snow emphasizes the course of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers through southern Minnesota.

See the full-size image here.