Visible Satellite Image at 11:45 A.M. CST on January 9, 2001

Recent warmer weather has caused the snow cover to retreat north into Illinois and Indiana. Notice that the southern edge of the snow extends from just northwest of Evansville, IN to near Carbondale, IL. A small area of snow cover also extends down into portions of southeast Missouri, mainly north of Cape Girardeau. Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley can be seen as the darker, less reflective spots that run north-south near the Tennessee and Kentucky border. These highly detailed observations of the Earth's surface are only possible when there are no clouds.  Some clouds are visible on the lower right side of the photo. For more information on satellite meteorology, including current satellite photos, visit our satellite page. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.