03 June 2002 | GOES-10 3.9 Micrometer Shortwave IR Channel

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC

A heat burst was observed at Amarillo, Texas (KAMA) during the overnight hours on 03 June 2002. The surface temperature rose from 77 F (25 C) to 90 F (32 C) at 08:21 UTC (03:21 AM Central time), with wind gusts to 55mph. This animation of GOES-10 3.9 micrometer shortwave InfraRed (IR) imagery shows a region of warm ground (surface temperatures warmer than 20 C, red enhancement) in the wake of the dissipating convection that was moving northeastward across the region.

Other "hot spots" (red to yellow to brown enhancement) were evident farther to the west, where wildfires were burning across parts of Colorado and New Mexico.

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