GOES-14 SRSO-R: occluded low pressure in the Upper Midwest

April 21st, 2016 |

GOES-14 Visible (0.63 um) images, with plots of surface weather symbols in cyan and hail reports in yellow  [click to play MP4 animation]

GOES-14 Visible (0.63 um) images, with plots of surface weather symbols in cyan and hail reports in yellow [click to play MP4 animation]

The GOES-14 satellite was in SRSO-R mode on 21 April 2016, providing 1-minute Visible (0.63 um) images (above; also available as a large 253 Mbyte animated GIF) of the clouds associated with an occluded surface low (surface analyses) in the Upper Midwest. Near the end of the day, thunderstorms in Illinois produced hail of 1.00 and 1.25 inches in diameter (SPC storm reports | HWT Blog post 1 | HWT Blog post 2).