by the Left Coast Rebel

I just came across this satellite image of the United States via. NASA's Flickr page:
I can't relate to the bitter cold that many of you are experience as you can clearly see that the People's Republic of California is one of the states exempt from the ManBearPig's wrath.

Attribution and description of the image from NASA:

NASA image release January 31, 2011

This visible image was captured by the GOES-13 satellite and shows the low pressure area bringing snowfall to the Midwest Jan. 31, 2011. Heavy snow is expected today in portions of northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Snowfall from the system extends from Michigan west to Montana, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. A mix of rain and snow also stretches into the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, and it is all moving east. This system appears to be as large as 1/3rd of the Continental U.S. The image was created on Jan. 31 at 12:45 p.m. EST (1745 UTC) by the NASA GOES Project, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The GOES series of satellites are operated by NOAA.

Image Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
Text Credit: Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

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