May 22 Texas Thunderstorms
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by Bill Line
3d ago
Severe thunderstorms developed across central Texas on 22 May 2024 in associated with a surface cold front/trough and dryline further south. The precise location of the dryline across west Texas was captured well in GOES-East Split Window Difference Imagery. Recall, the SWD captures low level moisture gradients well, particularly in the presence of steep lapse ..read more
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Intermountain West Holding Onto Winter
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
3d ago
A series of upper-level disturbances has delivered rounds of wintry weather to the high elevations of the central and northern Rockies, despite the calendar heading into late May. From NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) in the AM of 5/21: “cool and unsettled weather underneath a broad upper trough is anticipated to remain locked-in over the ..read more
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Bering Sea Storm-Force Low
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
1w ago
A mid-May storm-force low made its way into the Bering Sea on 14 May 2024. The 1800 UTC 13 May 2024 NWS Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) Surface Analysis showed a low pressure system developed in the Sea of Okhotsk, with a minimum central pressure of 1001 mb. By 1200 UTC 14 May 2024, the central ..read more
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Wild Weather to Start May from Plains to the Southeast
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
2w ago
Snow fell across the Rockies and High Plains while severe storms and flooding struck the Central and Southern U.S. as May got off to an active start. From 06 to 07 May 2024, a potent low pressure system slowly trekked from Wyoming to South Dakota, reaching a minimum pressure of 980 mb at 1200 UTC ..read more
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Late April 2024 Severe
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by Bill Line
2w ago
An active period of severe weather struck the central/southern plains from late April through the first third May 2024. In this blog post, we’ll investigate the April 30 event over the southern plains. On April 30, a narrow line of severe thunderstorms developed from Texas through Iowa. Early signs of convective initiation along a dryline ..read more
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Southern Plains Storms, Rain, & Fog
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
3w ago
This Satellite Liaison Blog showcases the use of satellite imagery to monitor storms, including the experimental OCTANE Speed Sandwich product, as well as diagnosing fog, using the Nighttime Microphysics RGB. Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms hit the Southern Plains during the last weekend of April as moist, southerly air streamed northward from the Gulf of ..read more
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April Western Atlantic Storm-Force Low & Sea Spray RGB
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
1M ago
The GOES-East Sea Spray RGB captured sea spray in the southern and eastern quadrants of a storm-force low in the Western Atlantic on 23 April 2024. The Sea Spray RGB depicts sea spray by combining visible and infrared (IR) bands and is available for the GOES-East, GOES-West, Himawari-9, Meteosat-9/10, and JPSS satellites. Sea spray can ..read more
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Proxyvis Tracks Low-Level Cloud Features in North Atlantic
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
1M ago
GOES-East Proxyvis captured low-level cloud features in the North Atlantic on 08 April 2024. Proxyvis mimics visible imagery at night by combining several infrared (IR) bands and is available for the GOES-East, GOES-West, Himawari-9, and Meteosat-9/10 satellites. Low-level cloud features at night over the ocean can be easier to track using Proxyvis rather than traditional ..read more
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2024 North American Solar Eclipse
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by Bill Line
1M ago
A total solar eclipse took place across North America on 8 April 2024, and was visible from western Mexico, through the south-central and northeastern US, and into far eastern Canada. NOAA GOES and JPSS satellites captured imagery of the total eclipse from above. This blog post will share a variety of GOES ABI and JPSS ..read more
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Late March Central U.S. Snow & Storms
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by Christopher Smith (CISESS)
2M ago
A strong storm system moved into the central Plains on Sunday, March 24. The 0000 UTC 25 March 2024 NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) surface analysis showed the low pressure with a minimum central pressure of 983 mb in southeast Colorado. The previous blog post discussed the severe storms that fired along a dryline and ..read more
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