Colorado snowpack shines from space

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Snow-covered mountains and snow depths in inches.  White is snow, brown is bare ground.  (Meteorologist Chris Tomer)

Snow-covered mountains and snow depths in inches. White is snow, brown is bare ground. (Meteorologist Chris Tomer)

DENVER — Skies are crystal clear to allow for a stunning view from space. And Colorado shines with snow-covered mountains.

The image from the NASA MODIS satellite took in the visible spectrum — exactly what you see would see with the naked eye.

The snow depth numbers are in inches and taken from various SNOTEL sites across Colorado.