Video of the Day: NASA Tracks Storm Across the South

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Tornadoes have been sweeping across the South, leaving entire communities devastated in their wake. Over the past week or so, severe storms have killed more than 200 people and caused serious damage in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and a handful of other states. 

The video below, compiled by NASA's GOES-13 satellite, shows the most recent storm as it moved across the South. "It's incredible to see the storm clouds form, spread, and swirl over the past two days," observed the Huffington Post's Dean Praetorius.

The GOES satellite, part of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite system, was launched back in 2006 aboard a Boeing Delta IV-M+ rocket. Since April of last year, it has been operating as the weather satellite for GOES-EAST.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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