The spiralling storm


A satellite photo shows the breathtaking scale of a storm running the length of the east coast of the USA.


A powerful storm off the north-east coast of America on 4 January 2018.
A powerful storm off the north-east coast of America on 4 January 2018.
NOAA

This image from the GOES-16 satellite run by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captures the deepening storm off the east coast of the United States on 4 January 2018 at 16:22 UTC.

The powerful nor'easter battered coastal areas with freezing temperatures, heavy snow and strong winds, from Florida to Maine. A long line of clouds stretching more than 1500 kilometres south of the storm, which is drawing moisture all the way from deep in the Caribbean.

Curated content from the editorial staff at Cosmos Magazine.
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