Category Archives: POES

Questions and answers concerning Polar Orbiting Satellites.

GOES/JPSS Observations of Oklahoma Severe Storms and Elevated Mixed Layer

By Jorel Torres, Dan Bikos and Ed Szoke A line of severe storms moved through the southern plains on 4 May 2020, producing numerous hail and wind reports across the region (accessed via SPC). The GOES-16 Day Cloud Phase Distinction … Continue reading

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CIRA Snow/Cloud Layer Product & VIIRS observations of the 12 Feb 2020 Blowing Snow Event

By Ed Szoke and Jorel Torres On 12 Feb 2020 a strong cold front pushed southward across the Northern Plains and Midwest bringing dramatically colder temperatures and howling northerly winds, creating widespread blowing snow and blizzard conditions during the daytime … Continue reading

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Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) product for 5 February 2020 Severe and Flood event

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Water vapor imagery in an extremely dry airmass – 31 October 2019

On 31 October 2019 a very dry airmass existed over the southwest US.  To illustrate the dry airmass, consider the sounding from Albuquerque, NM with a precipitable water amount of 0.05″ (1.27 mm): The synoptic scale pattern was characterized by … Continue reading

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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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