Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Every Storm that Pummeled the East Coast This Winter

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March 28 2014 4:29 PM

Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Every Storm that Pummeled the East Coast This Winter

Between the snow and the polar vortexes, day-to-day life on the East Coast this winter has been more akin to that on Hoth from Empire Strikes Back than on Earth. And thanks to the hard work of Dennis Chester at NASA Goddard/NOAA—who captured daily images from the NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—you can watch the last few months play out in all their frigid glory. 

As the amazing time-lapse video above shows—via the seemingly-never-ending whiteness of one storm system after another—this winter did indeed happen, and it was just as brutal as we all imagined. To be honest, just thinking about it makes me want to climb inside a warm, freshly-gutted tauntaun

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A.J. McCarthy is a Slate Video blogger.

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