Category Archives: Tornadoes

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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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SRSOR on 21 May 2014

This blog entry is available in 2 formats: 1) Youtube video (25 minutes):  http://youtu.be/H6jMoT3sGiw 2) Web format (below): GOES Super Rapid Scan Operations for Research (SRSOR) 1-minute imagery was available for the severe weather event of 21 May 2014 that … Continue reading

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1-Minute GOES Imagery over Colorado Severe Storms

On 6 June 2012, GOES-15 SRSO was called, meaning intermittent 1-minute scans would be collected over a mesoscale sector centered in eastern Colorado.  The Storm Prediction Center had a slight risk of severe storms over the region, and by late … Continue reading

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March 2, 2012 Severe Weather Outbreak

The severe weather event of March 2, 2012 was forecast well ahead of time by the Storm Prediction Center to be associated with significant severe weather: An animation of GOES-13 visible imagery can be found here: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=dev/lindsey/loops/2mar12_vis&image_width=1020&image_height=720 Sufficient clearing took … Continue reading

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The pre-storm environment for the 27 April 2011 tornado outbreak

Knowledge of various air masses and low-level convergence boundaries in the pre-storm environment is critical for a severe weather event.  This blog post will examine the various air masses and boundaries associated with the 27 April 2011 tornado outbreak in … Continue reading

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