Monthly Archives: May 2024

Drenching Rains 16-17 May 2024 From Most Impactful Kona Low in 20 Years Resulted in Flooding Across Western Hawaii

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The Texas / Southern Oklahoma Heavy Rain and Flooding of Spring 2024

By Sheldon Kusselson

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The Northern Lights Observed in the Lower-48

A powerful geomagnetic storm transpired over the Lower-48¬†during the weekend of 11-13 May 2024. The sun produced coronal mass injections that impacted the Earth, creating auroras (a.k.a., northern lights) that were seen across the globe. Within CONUS, the auroras were¬†visible … Continue reading

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CIRA’s Satellite Moisture Products for the 4 May 2024 Rainfall Event in San Francisco

ALPW Animation

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NOAA-21 Designated as the Primary Satellite of the JPSS Constellation

During March 2024, NOAA-21 was declared the primary satellite of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). In early April 2024, NOAA-20 (newly designated as the secondary satellite) completed its orbital shift placing NOAA-20 a half-orbit (~50 minutes) a part from … Continue reading

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