This is a big one.
New York City Mayor de Blasio has warned that "Winter Storm Juno," as the Weather Channel has dubbed it, could be "worse than we have ever seen before.” New York and New Jersey have declared states of emergency. Snow plows are plowing. Salt distributors are salting. Tests have been cancelled, and countless teens have studied for naught.
So what does this potentially metropolis-crippling storm look like from space? Pretty bad.
On its Flickr account, NASA posted a video of the storm that shows it’s progress from January 24 to 26:
Here's the full video:
The agency explains that "the satellite animation began on Jan. 24 when clouds associated with a cold front preceding the low, pushed off the U.S. East coast. The front was followed by a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest to the southeast. That low moved over the Carolinas and exited into the Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 26."
Even static images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which also data collected from GOES satellite of the storm, are impressive:
As are data visualizations from meteorologists:
Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.