Now that the polar vortex has loosened it's grip on the Great Lakes region can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty as captured in space?

Satellite imagery from the MODIS sensors

This image was captured Thursday afternoon by satellite imagery from the MODIS sensors. Both Kalamazoo and Battle Creek broke long standing records for lows on Thursday. Check out the continued lake effect clouds streaming off the Great Lakes, and ice build-up on Lake Michigan! Lake Superior appears to be frozen as well.