Satellite imagery taken as day broke on January 4 showed the extent of a Mid-Atlantic winter storm that dropped over a foot of snow south of Washington DC, caused power outages, and stranded travelers across the region.
The National Weather Service reported 14 inches of snow fell in parts of Virginia close to Interstate 95, where hundreds of motorists were trapped overnight after the storm hit. On Tuesday afternoon — more than 24 hours after snowfall largely ended in the region — the the Virginia Department of Transportation reported that there were no more people stuck on the highway.
This satellite imagery, released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the extent of snowfall in Mid-Atlantic states on Tuesday. Credit: NOAA via Storyful