Category Archives: GOES R

Winter Storm Harper

A large low pressure system, slammed into the western United States (US), bringing heavy rain and snow, high winds, along with producing blizzards (for the Sierra Nevadas) and localized flooding for low-lying areas. The areal extent of the system is … Continue reading

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21 November 2018 Snow Squall event in upstate New York

On 21 November 2018 a cold front moved through upstate New York with an associated band of heavier snow, as seen in this WSR-88D reflectivity image: Note the narrow region of higher reflectivities extending from near Syracuse northeastward.  This snowband … Continue reading

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Hail damage swaths from severe storms over the High Plains as viewed from satellites during July 2018

By Louie Grasso, Dan Bikos, Jorel Torres and Ed Szoke During the summer of 2018 over the High Plains, several significant severe storms occurred.  Several hailstorms moved southward over the Central High Plains and produced noticeable hail swaths and damage … Continue reading

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GOES-16 Split Window Difference Precursor to Convective Initiation

There are two GOES-16 products related to convective activity.  One is related to convective initiation; that is, this product will identify new cumulus that will further develop into mature thunderstorms.  The second product identifies which mature thunderstorms have a high … Continue reading

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