Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nebraska flooding

The past two weeks Nebraska has been inundated with heavy precipitation, in the forms of rain and snow. Nebraska was significantly affected by the ‘record-breaking’ mid-latitude cyclone that past through the area from 13-15 March 2019.¬† Refer to the GOES-16 … Continue reading

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Polar orbiting and geostationary lake ice monitoring

Monitoring lake ice coverage over the Great Lakes¬†via satellite is vital and affects shipping industries, tourism and recreation, especially over the winter months when ice develops, grows and expands over the lakes. According to the Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis … Continue reading

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3 March 2019 – Severe thunderstorm and heavy rainfall event

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Radar and satellite ‘snowfall rate’ observations

Forecasting snowfall and snowfall rates can be quite challenging, especially in radar-limited and or radar-deprived regions. A polar-orbiting satellite ‘Snowfall Rate’ product can be used together with radar observations to help anticipate snowfall rates, identify snowfall areal extent and snowfall … Continue reading

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