GOES-16 Mesoscale Sectors: 30-second imagery of severe thunderstorms over the Texas Panhandle

March 28th, 2017 |

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) images, with SPC storm reports of hail and tornadoes [click to play MP4 animation]

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) images, with SPC storm reports of hail and tornadoes [click to play MP4 animation]

** The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing. **

The Storm Prediction Center issued a Moderate Risk for severe thunderstorms over the southern Plains on 28 March 2017. As a result, both 1-minute GOES-16 Mesoscale Sectors were positioned over that region, providing images at 30-second intervals. ABI 0.5-km resolution Visible (0.64 µm) images with parallax-corrected SPC storm reports of hail and tornadoes (above; also available as a 193 Mbyte animated GIF) showed a very detailed view of the overshooting tops associated with the storms during the 2030-2359 UTC time period.

The images were centered approximately over the Lubbock (KLBB) to Midland (KMAF) to Abilene (KABI) region (below).

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) image, with station identifiers KLBB, KMAF and KABI highlighted [click to enlarge]

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) image, with station identifiers KLBB, KMAF and KABI highlighted [click to enlarge]

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