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It's going to rain...
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:54:26 pm »
Here's some links to the visible images coming off of the new GOES-16 satellite that was launched last fall an is in a pre-operational testing state.  The images are of such high quality (and large) that they are broken into quadrants for the developing Tropical Depression 3 (soon to be Tropical Storm Cindy).  The images are at 0.5km resolution and are taken every minute.  For reference, the current Goes-W and GOES-E satellites take scans every 15 minutes at 1.0km resolution and will be put in rapid-scan mode for critical events only (scans every 3-4 minutes) since it stresses the supporting infrastructure.  Here's the links, they should shift with the storm motion as it progresses to the NW:

MDS 2 Sector 1 (upper left) Band 2 (0.64 µm, 0.5 km)
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_01&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=40&loop_speed_ms=80

MDS 2 Sector 1 (upper right) Band 2 (0.64 µm, 0.5 km)
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_02&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=40&loop_speed_ms=80

MDS 2 Sector 1 (center) Band 2 (0.64 µm, 0.5 km)
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_05&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=40&loop_speed_ms=80

MDS 2 Sector 1 (lower left) Band 2 (0.64 µm, 0.5 km)
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_03&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=40&loop_speed_ms=80

MDS 2 Sector 1 (lower right) Band 2 (0.64 µm, 0.5 km)
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_04&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=40&loop_speed_ms=80
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Re: It's going to rain...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 07:00:48 pm »
Time sensitive; here's a link to that center image loop but expanded out to two+ hours.  The center of circulation is about to come into view.  It should be a spectacular loop to look at thru sunset as the setting sun illuminates and provides contrast to the tallest thunderheads well.

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_05&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=120&loop_speed_ms=80
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Re: It's going to rain...
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 08:37:14 pm »
Time sensitive; here's a link to that center image loop but expanded out to two+ hours.  The center of circulation is about to come into view.  It should be a spectacular loop to look at thru sunset as the setting sun illuminates and provides contrast to the tallest thunderheads well.

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/mesoscale_02_band_02_sector_05&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=120&loop_speed_ms=80

That's fantastic!
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Re: It's going to rain...
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 11:48:18 am »
That's fantastic!

Yes.  Except now I want ramen.
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Re: It's going to rain...
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 01:43:34 pm »
Yes.  Except now I want ramen.

Ha, that made me want ramen too.  And, now I've had some.  Yum!

Here's a good overview shot of the storm from first daybreak. 
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-16/central_plains_band_02&width=1000&height=1000&number_of_images_to_display=100
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Re: It's going to rain...
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 01:52:23 pm »
Very cool.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: It's going to rain...
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 03:27:58 pm »
It's raining harder now than it did then.
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