Category Archives: GOES R

Hail swath observed by GOES-16

On 14 May 2018, a severe thunderstorm near Denver, Colorado resulted in accumulations of hail (reports of 2 to 6 inches in depth locally). The hail swath left by the thunderstorm can easily be observed in GOES-16 imagery: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14may18/&loop_speed_ms=60 After … Continue reading

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Synthetic imagery from the NSSL WRF-ARW for 7 March 2018 event

A nor’easter occurred on 7 March 2018 which resulted in heavy snow, strong winds and rain across portions of the Northeast U.S.  In this blog entry we’ll examine the performance of the NSSL WRF-ARW via synthetic water vapor imagery in … Continue reading

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4 January 2018 explosive cyclogenesis event

GOES-16 imagery captured the spectacular explosive cyclogenesis event on the eastern seaboard on 4 January.  First, we’ll look at the 3 GOES-16 water vapor channels along with the air mass RGB product: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/4jan18/4panel_wv&loop_speed_ms=60 During this loop we see an instant … Continue reading

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High cloud obscuration during a lake-effect snow event

When analyzing satellite imagery during lake-effect snow events, one is interested in looking at the low-level clouds associated with the snowbands.  However, sometimes high clouds obscure the low-level clouds making analysis from a satellite imagery perspective more challenging.  An example … Continue reading

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