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Archive: Jul 2022

Oak Fire in California

GOES-18 images shown in this blog post are preliminary and non-operationalGOES-17 (GOES-West) True Color RGB images created using Geo2Grid (above) showed the Oak Fire smoke plume as it spread northwestward across California on 24 July 2022. The Oak Fire has become the largest wildfire of California’s 2022 season.Overlapping 1-minute GOES-18 Mesoscale Domain Sectors... Read More

Severe thunderstorms across the Upper Midwest

1-minute Mesosca’le Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) include plots of time-matched SPC Storm Reports — and showed a Mesoscale Convective System that moved east-southeastward across parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin on 23 July 2022.GOES-16 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (below) indicated that the coldest overshooting tops exhibited infrared... Read More

Brief flareup of the Moose Fire in Idaho

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-17 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm), Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm), Fire Power and Fire Temperature images (above) showed an unusual early-morning flareup of the Moose Fire in Idaho on 21 July 2022. The Fire Temperature and Fire Power derived products are components of the GOES Fire Detection and Characterization... Read More