Hourly GOES Animations from August 2015

September 1st, 2015 |

The YouTube video embedded above shows GOES-13 Water Vapor (6.5 µm) images each hour for all of August 2015. The 10.7 µm Infrared window channel animation is shown below. Both show a remarkable lack of thunderstorm activity in the Caribbean Sea.

In addition, hourly Water Vapor (6.5 µm) and Infrared window channel (10.7 µm) imagery from GOES-15 is shown below.

The GOES-15 imagery includes the northern fringe of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, and the active Eastern Pacific hurricane season is apparent, including several storms that have threatened the state of Hawai’i. The atypically strong August storm that hit the Pacific Northwest is also seen at the end of the animations.