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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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Nighttime view of inflow feeder clouds from GOES Nighttime Microphysics RGB

During the overnight hours of March 18-19, 2020, there were numerous reports of severe weather (including tornadoes) in north Texas: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/200318_rpts.html This blog entry will focus on the storm repsonsible for the tornado reports between 0615 – 0650 UTC near … Continue reading

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

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10 January 2020 – Southern Plains Severe Weather event with Elevated Mixed Layer (EML)

https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-16&z=0&im=12&ts=1&st=20200110090117&et=20200110160617&speed=130&motion=loop&map=1&lat=0&opacity%5B0%5D=1&hidden%5B0%5D=0&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=0&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&sec=conus&p%5B0%5D=band_10&x=5000&y=5000 Alternately, also available here: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/10jan20/band10&loop_speed_ms=60   ALPW Loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/10jan20/alpw&loop_speed_ms=120  

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Elevated Mixed Layer event on 16 December 2019

On 16 December 2019, SPC issued an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms for portions of Louisiana and Mississippi: One of the favorable ingredients for this severe weather setup was the presence of an Elevated Mixed Layer (EML) which is depicted … Continue reading

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