Watching a massive winter storm from space (pictures)
As the Northeast braces for one of the biggest snowstorms in decades, scientists are poring over the latest images of the storm transmitted by satellites.
Satellite images of 'Nemo'
Satellite images captured by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite system (GOES) reveal a clear picture of the staggering winter storm bearing down on the East Coast of the United States.
The potentially record-breaking storm is believed to be capable of dumping more than 2-3 feet of snow across wide parts of New England, including the heavily populated New York and Boston areas.
A view of the winter storm, being nicknamed "Nemo" by the Weather Channel, is seen here closing in on New England earlier today at 2:15 p.m. ET.
This satellite image from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite shows the infrared view of the winter storm closing in on New England.
In preparation for the potential turmoil the snowstorm could cause, subways have been closed, train services suspended, and more than 3,000 airlines flights in and out of the region have been canceled.