The East Coast "bomb cyclone" on Thursday looks both beautiful and sinister from space.
While scientists have been tracking storms using satellites in orbit for decades, they now have a brand new tool at their disposal: GOES-16, also called GOES-East.
The brand new satellite — which wasn't available to scientists last winter — is one of the most powerful weather-watching tools in history, able to take snapshots of the storm every minute.
The result? Some truly astonishing images.
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Images from the storm show widespread coastal flooding, cars frozen in floodwaters and snow blanketing New York State.
Hold on to your hats, East Coasters. It's not over yet.
Hurricane-force winds whipped snow and freezing rain across the Northeast this week as the biggest storm of the season so far barreled northward along the Atlantic.
New York City was pummeled with more than a foot of fresh powder in some spots, while Boston got slammed with a wall of freezing water larger than residents have seen in decades.
Fountains in Georgia froze solid, while in the nation's capital, the president saw snow in...