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Category: GOES-16

Lake effect Bands and one Convergence Band over Lake Superior

An animation of the Day Cloud Type RGB over Lake Superior on 30 January 2023, above, shows two prominent features: persistent lake-effect bands oriented west-northwest to east-southeast over the western four-fifths of the Lake (station KCMX on the Keewenaw peninsula, for example, observed heavy snow during this animation), and a more north-south oriented convergence band that extends from the eastern Upper Peninsula of... 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