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Category: GOES-16

Severe thunderstorms across the Mid-South and Deep South

Overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors from GOES-16 provided imagery at 30-second intervals during an outbreak of severe thunderstorms 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 tornado-producing storm that was responsible for 3 deaths... Read More

Strong thunderstorms along a cold front moving across Argentina and Uruguay

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) + Total Precipitable Water (TPW) images (above) showed severe thunderstorms that developed along a cold front that moved north-northeast across Argentina and Uruguay on 01-02 December 2023. Pulses of thunderstorm overshooting tops occasionally exhibited infrared brightness temperatures in the -85 to -90ºC range (brighter white... Read More

Iceberg A23a in the Antarctic Ocean

10-minute interval GOES-16 (GOES-East) True Color RGB images (source) from 0930-1900 UTC on 13-26 November 2023 (above) showed Iceberg A23a just east-northeast of Joinville Island (at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula). Although cloud-free periods were scarce during those 14 days, even on most of the cloudy days the silhouette... Read More

Lake Erie lake effect snow band produces thundersnow in western New York

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB images with an overlay of GLM Flash Extent Density (above) showed a glaciating (brighter shades of green) to glaciated (pale shades of yellow) lake effect snow (LES) band streaming inland off Lake Erie on 17 November 2023. There were 4 brief periods of lightning activity seen just south of the Buffalo,... Read More