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Tag: GOES-16

ProbSevere in the Oklahoma severe-weather outbreak

There was a conditional outlook for severe storms in Oklahoma on April 19th, owing to uncertainty in the forcing for ascent and a stout warm-sector cap. Well, the cap broke, and mayhem ensued in central Oklahoma. A break in the cirrus deck in southwest Oklahoma likely contributed to surface heating... Read More

Predicting lightning initiation with AI

The NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere LightningCast model uses GOES-R ABI reflectances and brightness temperatures along with artificial intelligence methods to predict next-hour lightning anywhere in the GOES-R field of view. It is particularly adept at nowcasting lightning initiation. A long, potent cold front spawned a number of storms from Iowa to Texas today... Read More

Late Season Atlantic Storms Lisa and Martin

Hurricane Martin, now in the north Atlantic, continues to move northeast and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone in the next few hours. It was named a Hurricane on Wednesday, 2022-11-02 around 15UTC. Its maximum sustained winds are 85 mph (140 km/h). By the weekend, Martin’s swells will be... Read More