Does the blizzard hitting Nova Scotia right now hold a candle to the big storm from February last year?

Turns out it does — at least from a satellite's point of view. 

Above is a satellite image from of today's nor'easter currently making its way east across the province. It's stronger, with a more defined spiral centre. It will bring stronger winds than the storm that hit the province on Feb. 15, 2015.

Still, last year's storm was no joke. It left a snowfall of 25 to 50 centimetres across the province! Today's snowfall is expected to be somewhere between 20 and 30 centimetres, depending on where you are. 

To compare the two storms from the same satellite point of view, here's a visual of last year's storm.

Winter storm February 15, 2015

A satellite image of the storm that brought 25 to 50 centimetres of snow to Nova Scotia on Feb. 15, 2015 (Kalin Mitchell/CBC)