GOES-12 NOWCAST Products for the Eastern U.S.:
April 13th, 2006 Case Study

Here are the GOES-12 nowcast products from the April 13, 2006 severe weather case. The analysis was run hourly using 900-700 hPa and 700-300 hPa integrated water vapor retrievals from GOES-12. Vertically averaged wind and height fields from the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) were used as initial conditions to project the GOES-12 retrievals forward 6 hours using dynamic Lagrangian trajectories.

Note: Analyses from the previous hour were used as the background for the current analysis.

Nowcast Animations

Initial Time Animation

Animation of Initial PW fields for full period: