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Category: RealEarth

California Gets Rain: a GOES view

Heavy rains have finally hit California, which declared a state of emergency on Wednesday January 4 due to extreme rainfall amounts. The GOES-West enhanced Band 9 imagery (6.9 µm, mid-level water vapor) illustrates how moisture associated with the recent similar Trans-Pacific atmospheric river generated heavy rainfall for much of California, Oregon, and... Read More

Cold Air Outbreak

NOAA‘s GOES ABI has been monitoring the late year cold air outbreak over the contiguous US. Infrared ImageryDuring these extreme cold air outbreaks, it may seem like the infrared imagery “confuses” clouds and the cold ground, but this isn’t the case as the instrument just monitors the heat of the... Read More