Severe thunderstorms in the southern US

October 20th, 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 thunderstorms that produced tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds (SPC storm reports) in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area after sunset on 20 October 2019. One of the tornadoes produced EF-3 damage in North Dallas.

In a larger-scale view of GOES-16 Infrared images (below), other thunderstorms were seen that produced a variety of severe weather in other parts of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri — including winds of 82 mph in Oklahoma and 80 mph in Arkansas. The rapidly-pulsing behavior of overshooting tops was well captured by the 1-minute imagery.

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

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

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