Snowy mitten

This week's "polar vortex" affected almost 200 million people and broke countless low temperature records, including an 118-year-old record low in New York City. (NASA Earth Observatory)

This week’s “polar vortex” broke countless low temperature records, including an 118-year-old record low in New York City.
(NASA Earth Observatory)

Can you spot the outline of Michigan?

This is the NASA Earth Observatory’s photo of the gigantic snowstorm and subsequent cold spell that affected a majority of the eastern United States. More than two feet of snow fell in some areas, and wind chills went under 60-below in a couple of states, according to the National Weather Service.