30-second GOES-17 imagery of severe thunderstorms over Idaho

April 30th, 2020 |

GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with time-matched SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images, with time-matched SPC Storm Reports plotted in red [click to play animation | MP4]

Overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided GOES-17 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images at 30-second intervals (above) — which showed thunderstorms that produced large hail and damaging winds across parts of southern Idaho (SPC Storm Reports) on 30 April 2020.

To the south, strong winds at the surface were lofting plumes of blowing dust from Carson Sink in western Nevada and from the Martin Fire burn scar in northern Nevada — GOES-17 Dust Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images (below) displayed these dust plumes as brighter shades of pink. The Carson Sink plume eventually moved across Interstate 80 in north-central Nevada, while the fire burn scar plume eventually moved over Interstate 84 in southern Idaho.

GOES-17 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-17 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

Ice off the coast of Greenland

April 30th, 2020 |

GOES-16 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 (GOES-East) True Color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images created using Geo2Grid (above) showed sea ice features off the southeast coast of Greenland on 30 April 2020. The ice structures were deformed by northerly winds behind a weak disturbance that was moving southward farther offshore.

Thanks to Antonio Vecoli for alerting us to thee interesting ice formations.