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Flooding Rains on Oahu

A 16-hour animation using 5-minute GOES-18 PACUS imagery, above (saved from the Geosphere site) shows persistent convection along the east coast of Oahu on 13 May. MIMIC estimates of Total Precipitable Water on 13 May, below, show the state of Hawai’i surounded by abundant moisture, although the richest moisture within the... Read More

1-minute GOES-18 imagery to monitor ongoing heavy rainfall in American Samoa

As discussed in this blog post, heavy rainfall had continued across the Samoan Islands on 25 December 2023. The South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) remained in the vicinity of the Samoan Islands on that day (surface analyses) — and 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) showed additional pulses of deep convection that... Read More