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Category: CLAVR-x

Heavy rainfall across Hawai`i (along with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Tornado Warning)

10-minute Full Disk scan GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) + Total Precipitable Water (TPW) images (above) showed the colder clouds associated with rain showers (with isolated embedded thunderstorms) and the clear-sky TPW field in the vicinity of Hawai`i during the 08-09 January 2024 time period. Surface analyses depicted a cold frontal boundary — which became more... Read More

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

30-second imagery of severe thunderstorms across the Mid-South and Deep South

Overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors from GOES-16 (GOES-East) provided imagery at 30-second intervals during an outbreak of severe thunderstorms (SPC Storm Reports) across parts of the Mid-South and Deep South on 09 December 2023. “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) included time-matched plots of SPC Storm Reports for a  thunderstorm that produced a... Read More