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Archive: Mar 2018

Super Typhoon Jelawat

Super Typhoon Jelawat has developed in the central Pacific Ocean, to the west of Guam and the Marianas Islands. The hourly imagery, above, from Himawari-8, from 2200 UTC on 29 March through 0800 UTC on 30 March show a rapid eye development. Satellite presentation seems best at around 0500 UTC, with... Read More

Stable boundary layer roll clouds

 GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) imagery (above) showed the formation of widespread stable boundary layer roll clouds across parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee on 27 March 2018. With a relatively cool and stable boundary layer across the region, the gradual southwesterly return flow of moisture immediately above the surface  (below)... Read More

Wildfires in northeastern Oklahoma

GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) images (above) showed smoke plumes and fire “hot spots” associated with numerous wildfires burning in northeastern Oklahoma on 24 March 2018.A comparison of Terra/Aqua MODIS and Suomi NPP VIIRS Shortwave Infrared images (below) showed  higher-resolution view of the fire hot spots. ... Read More