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Category: Severe convection

Severe thunderstorms in the Deep South

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) include plots of time-matched SPC Storm Reports during an outbreak of tornadoes across parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee on 24 March 2023. The coldest thunderstorm tops exhibited infrared brightness temperatures around -70ºC (darker black enhancement).A closer view of 1-minute GOES-16 Infrared images —... Read More

Severe thunderstorms across Oklahoma and Texas

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) included an overlay of GLM Flash Extent Density and surface fronts — which showed severe thunderstorms that developed across southern Oklahoma (along and ahead of a cold front) and North Texas (ahead of a dryline) during the afternoon and... Read More