The US state of Minnesota gets these just about every other day during winter, but this picture from from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite will make even them run away screaming and looting supermarkets.
This crazy snow storm is set to hit northeast of the US and up through central and eastern Canada over the next 24 hours.
The satellite image, captured at 9:01 a.m. EST, shows clouds associated with the western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, into the Gulf of Mexico. The comma-shaped low pressure system located over the Atlantic, east of Virginia, is forecast to merge with the front and create a powerful nor'easter. The National Weather Service expects the merged storm to move northeast and drop between two to three feet of snow in parts of New England.
Have fun, kids! [NASA]