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Category: GOES-17

GOES-18 IFR Probability Fields now operational

GOES-18 became the operational GOES-West satellite at 1800 UTC on 4 January. The toggle above shows the GOES-West (labeled as GOES-17, but the 1806 UTC image is using GOES-18 satellite information) IFR Probability Fields before/after the changeover. The IFR Probability field gives more useful information about surface visibility/ceiling restrictions than (for example) visible imagery (shown here) that shows widespread cloudiness at the... Read More

There GOES 2022

Daily Full Disk imageryBy animating daily NOAA GOES-16 ABI Full Disk composite imagery, the year 2022 can be shown quickly. The GOES-16 loop below displays a 17 UTC image from each day of 2022 (the images are Rayleigh-corrected True Color RGB composites). This GOES-16 loop is similar to a loop... Read More

Trans-Pacific Atmospheric River

A classic winter weather pattern developed over the Pacific Ocean this week setting the stage for significant drought relief for the western U.S., along with heavy to excessive coastal rains and mountain snow measured in feet for the Sierras and Rockies. Even though this is a “classic” winter pattern, it... Read More

There GOES a Review of 2022

It’s very hard to choose just one event from every month of the year, but the goal is to show the range of phenomena and locations that NOAA‘s GOES ABI routinely monitors, in this case during 2022. Most loops generated are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison CIMSS Satellite Blog, which... Read More