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Archive: Jun 2023

East Pacific Hurricane Beatriz off the coast of Mexico

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) showed Category 1 Hurricane Beatriz just off the west coast of Mexico (near Ixtapa, station identifier MMZH) as a cloud-filled eye was becoming more apparent.A DMSP-17 Microwave (85 GHz) image at 1322 UTC (below) from the CIMSS Tropical Cyclones site indicated... Read More

Wildfire in British Columbia produces a pyrocumulonimbus cloud

GOES-18 (GOES-West) Day Land Cloud Fire RGB, Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm), “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images along with the Fire Power derived product (a component of the GOES Fire Detection and Characterization Algorithm FDCA) (above) showed a wildfire southeast of Dease Lake (CWDL) in northern British Columbia that produced a pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) cloud late in the day... Read More