Category Archives: Data Access

An Atmospheric River impacts the PNW

Another atmospheric river event impacted the Pacific Northwest (PNW), earlier this week. Plumes of moisture moved into the region that led to heavy precipitation and flooding for the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. 24-hour precipitation totals from Monday, 4 … Continue reading

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The Snowfall Rate (SFR) and merged SFR Products

As of early November 2023, the TOWR-S RPM v24 has been released for National Weather Service (NWS) users to update their local AWIPS terminals with the latest satellite data capabilities. Within the RPM v24 release, more NWS CONUS users will … Continue reading

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Bolivia Fires

Over the past week, fires were raging in the country of Bolivia. Numerous fires were observed by the GOES-16 geostationary satellite, and were spotted across the country. The largest fires were seen in central Bolivia, specifically located northwest of the … Continue reading

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When can users expect JPSS Data over CONUS?

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) constellation consists of 5 satellites: SNPP, NOAA-20, NOAA-21, and the upcoming JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 satellites that will launch within the next decade. Focusing on the three active satellites, the current JPSS orbital configuration has … Continue reading

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The VIIRS Flood Map Product

Need a new satellite product to observe flooding? Look no further than the VIIRS Flood Map product. The VIIRS Flood Map calculates the flood extent of a 375-m pixel (i.e., known as the floodwater fraction percentage from 0 to 100%, … Continue reading

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