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Category: NOAA-20

Severe convective winds over Ohio

The Storm Prediction Center’s Convective Outlooks for late afternoon on 19 January 2023 contained a region of Enhanced Probabilities for Severe weather (primarily for wind) over portions of Ohio, as shown above. The chief difference between the 1630 and 2000 UTC outlooks was the extension of the Enhanced region to... Read More

Severe thunderstorms across the Deep South and Ohio Valley

1-minute GOES-16 (GOES-East) Mesoscale Domain Sector “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) included time-matched (+/- 3 minutes) plots of SPC Storm Reports — which showed severe thunderstorms that moved east-northeastward across parts of the Deep South and Ohio Valley on 12 January 2023.1-minute GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (below) indicated that the coldest pulsing overshooting tops associated... Read More

2022 Satellite Highlights via Polar-Orbiting Imagery

This post features 2022 highlights from a polar-orbiting perspective, with a focus on U.S. scenes, most acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) flying on the Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites. Also in 2022: NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) launched the JPSS-2 satellite, renamed NOAA-21. First light imagery... Read More