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Archive: Apr 2023

Severe thunderstorms produce an EF3 tornado in Virginia Beach

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) include an overlay of GLM Flash Extent Density — which showed the severe thunderstorm that produced an EF3-rated tornado in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 30 April 2023. With that particular storm a lightning jump began around 2135 UTC and peaked at 2142 UTC, and the coldest cloud-top infrared... Read More

30-second images of severe thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast of Florida

Overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images at 30-second intervals (above), which included plots of time-matched (+/- 3 minutes) SPC Storm Reports — showing thunderstorms that produced a few tornadoes, hail as large as 1.75 inches in diameter and wind gusts to 76 mph across... Read More