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Stories by Scott Bachmeier

Flash flooding across parts of Hawai’i

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Clean” Infrared images (above) showed convection — which was focused along a quasi-stationary surface trough axis — that was producing periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across parts of Hawai’i on 28 January 2023. Numerous Flash Flood Warnings were issued by NWS Honolulu during this time,... Read More

Severe thunderstorms produce tornadoes and damaging winds in Texas and Louisiana

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) include time-matched (+/- 3 minutes) plots of SPC Storm Reports, and showed thunderstorms that produced tornadoes and damaging winds across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana on 24 January 2023. One tornado caused EF3 damage in the Houston, Texas area. This severe convection... Read More