Category Archives: Hydrology

CIRA ALPW Comparison for Two Northeast US Heavy Precipitation Events

By Sheldon Kusselson ALPW loop of 2019 event: ALPW loop of 2017 event:

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Subtropical storm Melissa

By Sheldon Kusselson and Dan Bikos Subtropical storm Melissa exists off the Eastern coastline of the U.S. on 10-11 October 2019, as GOES-16 visible imagery on 11 October shows: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/11Oct19/vis&loop_speed_ms=60 note the lack of deep convection over the center of … Continue reading

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VIIRS flood observations along the Arkansas River

Heavy rain fell in Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas the past few weeks, causing major flooding along portions of the Arkansas River. In the RealEarth image below (i.e. 1930Z on 27 May 2019), major flooding is indicated in orange and red … Continue reading

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ALPW product for 26 April 2019 heavy rain / severe thunderstorm event

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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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