30-second GOES-17 imagery of severe thunderstorms over Idaho

April 30th, 2020 |

GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with time-matched SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with time-matched SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

Overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided GOES-17 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images at 30-second intervals (above) — which showed thunderstorms that produced large hail and damaging winds across parts of southern Idaho (SPC Storm Reports) on 30 April 2020.

To the south, strong winds at the surface were lofting plumes of blowing dust from Carson Sink in western Nevada and from the Martin Fire burn scar in northern Nevada — GOES-17 Dust Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images (below) displayed these dust plumes as brighter shades of pink. The Carson Sink plume eventually moved across Interstate 80 in north-central Nevada, while the fire burn scar plume eventually moved over Interstate 84 in southern Idaho.

GOES-17 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-17 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

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