Spring Snow in US Midwest
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Spring Snow in US Midwest

April 5, 2008

It was the last day of March, a time usually associated with flowers and green things, when the upper Midwestern United States got hit with an intense spring snow storm. The storm left a swath of snow from Nebraska through Michigan.

Its distinct edges make the belt of snow resemble the stroke of a paint-laden brush in this photo-like image captured by the MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite on April 1, 2008. The southern edge of this swatch of snow, where it cuts across southern Minnesota and the top western tip of Iowa, is particularly crisp. Part of Lake Superior is visible in the top right portion of the image.

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