Large hail in North Texas

May 25th, 2018 |

GOES-16

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

GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 um) images (above) showed an isolated supercell thunderstorm that moved south-southwestward across North Texas on 25 May 2018 — producing a nearly continuous swath of large hail and damaging winds (SPC Storm Reports). Beginning at 2000 UTC, a Mesoscale Domain Sector was positioned over the area, providing images at 1-minute intervals. In addition, a well-defined Above-Anvil Cirrus Plume could be seen with this thunderstorm, extending eastward from the core overshooting top region.

After sunset, GOES-16 Nighttime Microphysics Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images (below) revealed the northeast-to-southwest oriented hail swath.

GOES-16 Nighttime Microphysics RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 Nighttime Microphysics RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

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