Severe weather across the Deep South

December 16th, 2019 |

GOES-16

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm), with SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) showed thunderstorms that produced a variety of severe weather (SPC Storm Reports) across the Deep South on 16 December 2019. Numerous overshooting tops could be seen with these storms.

GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (below) indicated that many of the overshooting tops exhibited brightness temperatures as cold as -70ºC (darker black pixels) — which closely corresponded to the Most Unstable air parcel Maximum Parcel Level (MU MPL) calculated from 21 UTC rawinsonde data from Jackson, Mississippi.

GOES-16 "Clean" Infrared Window (10.35 um), with SPC Storm Reports plotted in cyan [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm), with SPC Storm Reports plotted in cyan [click to play animation | MP4]