GOES-R Fog/Low Stratus products are in RealEarth

January 5th, 2021 |

RealEarth instance of 1401 UTC GOES-16 IFR Probability fields, 5 January 2021, over the Mississippi River Valley (click to enlarge)

GOES-16 versions of the GOES-R Fog/Low Stratus products, such as IFR/Low IFR/Marginal VFR Probability fields, and GOES-R Cloud Thickness, are now available in RealEarth. These products are still available at the CIMSS GEOCAT site as well (link, for an image like this), but RealEarth offers pan, zoom and overlay capabilities. The RealEarth image from 1401 UTC on 5 January is shown above; the same time image from AWIPS is shown below. This link shows a more recent image in RealEarth.

AWIPS Screen Capture of IFR Probability and surface observations of ceilings and observations, 1401 UTC on 5 January 2020 (Click to enlarge)

GOES-17 IFR Probability will become available once that product is deemed Operational. Additional information on IFR Probability products is available at the Fog Blog.

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