Heterodox:Featured picture candidates/Animated video of the 2011 North American Blizzard as shown from the perspective of a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite operated by the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Animated video of the 2011 North American Blizzard

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OriginalFeb 2011 storm moves across the U.S. - Animation made with images from the NOAA-NASA GOES 13 satellite showing a giant storm developing and moving across the U.S. The animation shows clouds building over New Mexico and Texas early in the day. As the system develops and moves north-east, the storm grows and becomes more organized. By the end of February 1, 2011, the storm was a sprawling comma that extended from the Midwest to New England.
Reason
This is a satellite video loop from the North American region for an approximately 72-hour period beginning 31 January and ending 2 February, during which time a rather sizable portion of the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico experienced one of the worst Winter Storms/Blizzard in history. This was one of only 16 storms to have earned a Category 5 rating on the Regional Snowfall Index. This image comes to us courtesy of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the parent organization of the US National Weather Service, which operates a number of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GEOS) - include the GOES 13 bird which captured this specific footage - in conjunction with NASA.
Articles in which this image appears
January 31 – February 2, 2011 North American blizzard
FP category for this image
As a guess I'd say either Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Weather or Wikipedia:Featured_pictures#Space
Creator
Credit for this on is given to NASA
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 22:13, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support As good as NASA can do. --Tremonist (talk) 13:02, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 15:42, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, quite high encyclopedic value for science. — Cirt (talk) 10:53, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
    • If anyone would like to contribute that last !vote needed to get this FA-status I'd be very appreciative... TomStar81 (Talk) 20:27, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:35, 15 October 2015 (UTC)