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Category: Aviation

Foehn gap and orographic crest cloud downwind of the Sierra Nevada

GOES-18 (GOES-West) Mid-level Water Vapor (6.9 µm) images (above) revealed a well-defined Foehn gap (narrow ribbon of darker blue enhancement) near the spine of the Sierra Nevada range in California, along with a broad “orographic crest cloud” (darker green enhancement) that extended eastward across southeast California into southern Nevada on 06 January 2024.The corresponding... Read More