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Archive: Jul 2012

Mesoscale Convective System over Alabama

A large mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed in western Tennessee, which then grew in size and intensity as it propagated southward across Alabama on 31 July 2012. An AWIPS image of 1-km resolution POES AVHRR 10.8 µm IR channel data (above) showed cloud top IR brightness temperatures as cold as... Read More

Ice floes in Hudson Bay

Even though most of Hudson Bay in Canada was essentially ice-free on 24 July 2012, there were still some ice floes consisting of thick first year ice that remained in the far southwestern part of the Bay. AWIPS images of Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel data (above) showed... Read More