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Archive: Feb 2019

Using NUCAPS Soundings near Tropical Cyclones

Tropical systems over the western Pacific are in a region where surface observations are few and far between.  Imagers on geostationary satellites, such as the Advanced Himawari Imagery (AHI) on Himawari-8, shown above, capably track such systems, but sounders do a much better job diagnosing the atmosphere through and towards... Read More

GOES-16 Views a House Fire in Rural Wisconsin

GOES-16 viewed the development of a house fire over rural Winnebago County in Nekimi Township, west of Lake Winnebago on late Sunday night 24 February 2019.  The animation above shows warm pixel developing starting at 0439 UTC.  One-minute imagery was available because the county falls within the northern part of... Read More