Author Archives: Jorel Torres

Smoky in the Northeast U.S.

Over the past week, the northeastern United States was inundated with smoke that was produced from fires raging in the Canadian province of Quebec. On the backside (i.e., west side) of a lingering¬†upper-level low,¬†wildfire smoke transported hundreds of miles southward … Continue reading

Posted in Fire Weather, GOES, POES, Satellites, VIIRS | Leave a comment

Nova Scotia Fires

So far in 2023, western Canada has been overwhelmed with wildfires and smoke, and within the last week new fires erupted in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. At the time of this blog entry, over 22,000 hectares (or 54,000+ … Continue reading

Posted in Data Access, Fire Weather, POES, Satellites | Leave a comment

User Access to JPSS Data and Imagery Online

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) constellation currently consists of three satellites that provide environmental monitoring around the globe and datasets to users. The three satellites are the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – 20 … Continue reading

Posted in Data Access, News of Interest, POES, Satellites | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GOES R, POES, Satellites, Severe Weather | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GOES, POES, Satellites, Winter Weather | Leave a comment