Category Archives: Tornadoes

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Moisture products for the tornadic storm of 4 July 2020 in Saskatchewan

On 4 July 2020 a thunderstorm developed in southern Saskatchewan that led to numerous tornadoes (video, picture, pictures). Let’s analyze various satellite derived moisture products in the time period leading up to the tornadic storm.  The following loop 4-panel loop: … Continue reading

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4 June 2015 GOES 1-minute visible imagery and time lapse video

This blog entry consists of a youtube video: The time lapse video discussed above can be seen in its entirety below (courtesy Scott Longmore, CIRA):

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GOES visible imagery analysis for 26 April 2015 tornadic storm in Texas

This blog entry consists of a youtube video: To view only the GOES visible loop animation (without recorded audio), see: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/26apr15_vis&number_of_images_to_display=52

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2 April 2015 severe thunderstorm event

On 2 April 2015, severe thunderstorms were forecast by the SPC as summarized in their Day 1 convective outlook graphic: We will focus on the western edge of the enhanced outlook area which is roughly southeast Kansas, northwest Oklahoma, southwest … Continue reading

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GOES-14 SRSOR for May 20, 2014

This blog entry consists of a youtube video (8 minutes in length): http://youtu.be/36lR8Y7xvOw After viewing the video, compare the GOES-14 RSO visible loop that would’ve been as seen on AWIPS: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/20may14_rso&number_of_images_to_display=20 with the SRSOR loop over the same time period … Continue reading

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