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Category: Heavy rain / flooding

Heavy rainfall and flooding in eastern Kentucky

GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (above) showed the development of multiple clusters of thunderstorms that were responsible for producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding across parts of eastern Kentucky during the nighttime hours leading up to sunrise on 28 July 2022. The coldest GOES-16 cloud-top infrared brightness temperature associated with these thunderstorms was -82.7ºC... Read More

GOES-16 GLM Lightning detection over Minnesota

Wednesday, 05-11-2022, brought storm damage and copious amounts of lightning over Minnesota and parts of South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) detected the flash extent density over these areas. A NEXRAD radar composite shows a large bow echo signature around 05-12-2022 01:25Z that spanned the... Read More