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.
The size of the storm is frightening, and the images are eerily similar to satellite views of superstorm Sandy
which devastated the Northeast region in late October 2012.