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Stories by Scott Bachmeier

Severe thunderstorms across the Deep South and Ohio Valley

1-minute GOES-16 (GOES-East) Mesoscale Domain Sector “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) included time-matched (+/- 3 minutes) plots of SPC Storm Reports — which showed severe thunderstorms that moved east-northeastward across parts of the Deep South and Ohio Valley on 12 January 2023.1-minute GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (below) indicated that the coldest pulsing overshooting tops associated... Read More

Widespread fog/stratus over snow cover across the Northern Plains

A sequence of GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm), Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB and Day Snow-Fog RGB images (above) showed widespread fog/stratus across parts of Montana, North/South Dakota and Minnesota during the day on 06 January 2023. With a quasi-stationary area of high pressure located over that area (surface analyses), winds remained light and the fog/stratus layer was slow... Read More