After the Storm: Satellite catches U.S. East Coast blizzard moving out to sea

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The U.S. East Coast endured a powerful blizzard over the past several days that dumped more than a meter of snow in some locations. NASA's Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite (GOES-13) caught this picture of the storm moving out to sea late Monday night, leaving behind a whitened landscape from at least North Carolina to New York.

The storm also boasted powerful winds gusting up to 80 kilometers per hour, qualifying the nor'easter as a "strong gale" per the hurricane-measuring Beaufort scale. In fact, residual winds meant continued winter weather warnings for much of the East Coast through Tuesday.

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