High pressure centered over Louisiana

May 15th, 2019 |

GOES-16

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with plots of Derived Motion Winds [click to play MP4 animation]

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with 5-minute plots of Derived Motion Winds (above) revealed a cumulus cloud field that beautifully outlined the flow around an area of high pressure that was centered over Louisiana on 15 May 2019. Subsidence within the dome of high pressure prevented significant vertical development of these cumulus clouds.