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Archive: Wed Oct 2023

Severe Weather in North Texas

The North Texas panhandle is experiencing severe weather on October 4, 2023. Animation 1 shows Radar reflectivity in tight areas of convection across the panhandle. The GOES Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB shown in Animation 2 confirms convection, showing overshooting tops becoming wispy ice clouds (appearing orange in the RGB).An enhanced risk of convection... Read More

VIIRS views the Gulf Stream

Mostly clear skies over the western Atlantic on 4 October 2023 meant that the Advanced Clear Sky Processor for Oceans (ACSPO) algorithm could produce a near-complete picture of sea-surface temperatures using data from NOAA-20’s VIIRS instrument. The sinuous Gulf Stream is marked as a region of warmest waters, around 85oF... Read More