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Category: Severe convection

Severe thunderstorms in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) included time-matched (+/- 3 minutes) plots of SPC Storm Reports — which showed severe thunderstorms that moved eastward and southeastward across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on 19 September 2023.1-minute GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (below) indicated that the coldest pulsing overshooting tops associated many of the... Read More

Thunderstorms across Interior Alaska

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) showed the development of thunderstorms across much of the eastern portion of Interior Alaska on 24 July 2023. The large satellite viewing angle — which is 73.5 degrees for Fairbanks (station identifier PAFA) — provided an oblique perspective that nicely displayed the vertical buildup... Read More