Severe thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest

September 24th, 2019 |

GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images, with SPC Storm Reports plotted in cyan [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images, with SPC Storm Reports plotted in cyan [click to play animation | MP4]

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (above) showed the development of severe thunderstorms across parts of the Upper Midwest on 24 September 2019 — these storms produced hail as large as 2.5 inches in diameter in Nebraska, a wind gust to 80 mph in Minnesota and an EF3-rated tornado in Wisconsin (SPC Storm Reports | NWS Twin Cities | NWS La Crosse).

The corresponding 1-minute GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images leading up to sunset are shown below.

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

A “probability of intense convection” model was run for this particular event (below).

“Probability of intense convection” model [click to play MP4 animation]

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