December 29, 2009 - White Christmas Across South Central US

White Christmas Across South Central US

The south central United States had snowfall in late December of 2009; the Dallas/Fort Worth region of Texas had its first white Christmas since 1926! This image was captured by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on December 25, 2009.

The image shows a wide swath of white snow across western New Mexico (on to the east), central and north Texas, Oklahoma (to the east), and on through Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas (in the top right of the image). The snow actually fell further north than this image shows, all the way up to the Dakotas. Though it didn't unduly affect air travel, the snow proved treacherous for motorists.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 12/25/2009
Resolutions: 1km (423.9 KB), 500m (1.5 MB), 250m (4 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC