In this photo from the International Space Station, snow blankets the city of Canyon, Texas. Urban street grids and stream channels appear etched into the landscape by the snow, a result of both melting and street clearing in the urban regions and of the incised nature of stream channels in the surrounding plains. Agricultural fields are easily identified due to the even snow cover broken only by roadways between the fields. Palo Duro Canyon is largely free of snow along the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River channel and at lower elevations, allowing the red sedimentary rocks of the canyon walls to be visible.
Lake Tanglewood, a reservoir to the northeast of Canyon appears dark due to a lack of ice cover. Another dark region to the northwest of Canyon is a feed yard for cattle; any snowfall is this area has been removed by the actions of the livestock.
Other images of recent snowfall in the Midwestern U.S.
- Another Snowstorm Strikes Western States (February 25, 2013)
- Winter Storm Across Central United States (February 23, 2013)
- Nighttime View of Snow across the United States (February 22, 2013)
- ISS - Digital Camera