23 February 1998 -- Central Florida Tornado Outbreak
GOES-8 10.7 Micron Longwave IR

(this 17-image Java animation sequence will take a minute or two to load...)

This loop of 15-minute GOES-8 InfraRed imagery shows the progression of the tornadic convection that moved rapidly east-northeastward across central Florida. Colder cloud top temperatures are color-enhanced (magenta = -20 C, green = -40 C, yellow = -60 C, black = -80 C). County outlines are included on the map overlay, and the images closest to the times of the Storm Prediction Center preliminary tornado reports are annotated.

A similar Java animation of 6.7 micron IR (water vapor) images is also available.

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