30-second GOES-17 images over Utah and Colorado

June 23rd, 2022 |

GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with plots of hourly surface reports [click to play animated GIF | MP4]

The radar at NWS Grand Junction, Colorado (KGJT) was down for scheduled maintenance in late June 2022 — and on 23 June, overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided 30-second GOES-17 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above), which showed the development of thunderstorms across a portion of their County Warning Area (which includes eastern Utah and western Colorado) to help fill their gap in radar coverage. These particular storms did not reach severe levels, but some produced small hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall (Local Storm Reports).

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