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Archive: Wed Jun 2024

The Bear Fire in California and NGFS detection

GOES-18 imagery over California at 1836 UTC (above, left) show a very strong signal over San Luis Obispo County: very bright in visible imagery and warm in the shortwave infrared. In the GOES-16 imagery, that signal is not present. In contrast, the warm signal in the shortwave infrared in GOES-18... Read More

Heavy rainfall across American Samoa

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) displayed areas of convection that moved across the islands of American Samoa on 12 June 2024 (1-minute imagery was requested by NWS Pago Pago to monitor the approach of thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall and potential flooding — and since they lack radar coverage, 1-minute satellite... Read More