Breathtaking Photos Show ‘Snowmageddon’ Blizzard From Space

Stunning photos taken from outer space show the East Coast resembling a winter wonderland after a powerful blizzard unleashed hurricane-force winds and several feet of snow.

The region’s extreme transformation was captured in a number of photos tweeted out by International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly from his orbiting perch.

He shared his marvel at major cities being completely blanketed with snow as well as the rare sighting of “thundersnow” — a winter thunderstorm that produces snow instead of rain.

Our supercomputers have crunched the data to show the cloud flow of #Blizzard2016 thru Sunday. Check it out:…

Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, January 22, 2016

“#Blizzard2016 gave us an impressive view below. Stay warm! #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace,” he tweeted Saturday night with a photo of city lights appearing to struggle to penetrate a wash of white.

The aftermath of the blizzard — which has been referred to as Winter Storm Jonas or “Snowmageddon” — was seen with Sunday morning’s sunrise.

#blizzard2016 clearly seen off the #EastCoast as the sun begins to rise. Hope all OK! #BlizzardJonas #YearInSpace

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 24, 2016

From #Chicago to #NYC and #DC the skies looked clear this morning. #blizzard2016 #BlizzardJonas #YearInSpace

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 24, 2016

The storm proved to be colossal, bringing 40 mph winds, coastal flooding and several feet of snow between Washington, D.C., and New York.

The Big Apple in particular saw its second-highest snowfall —> Read More