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Category: Severe convection

Severe thunderstorms across the south-central US

1-minute GOES-16 (GOES-East) Mesoscale Domain Sector “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) included time-matched (+/- 4 minutes) plots of SPC Storm Reports — which showed thunderstorms that moved northeastward across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana during the hours leading up to sunset on 04 November 2022.The corresponding 1-minute GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images ... Read More

Atmospheric Bore structure over Wisconsin

GOES-16 Visible Imagery, in the mp4 animation above (click here for an animated gif), shows convection initially over central Wisconsin at sunrise moving eastward over Lake Michigan into lower Michigan. In its wake, cloud lines extending east-west move southward into southward Wisconsin. Parallel lines such as these are typically associated with atmospheric bores, previously... Read More

30-second imagery of severe thunderstorms across the Upper Midwest

Overlapping 1-minute GOES-16 (GOES-East) Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided 30-second “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above), which included time-matched plots of SPC Storm Reports — showing clusters of thunderstorms that moved eastward across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Lower Michigan on 03 August 2022.The corresponding 30-second GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (below) indicated that the coldest... Read More