Satellite Image of the Week 2020 #12

This week’s image was taken earlier today over the southern Great Plains.

I especially like this image as it shows several things.  First, notice the convection in a line, which is ahead of an upper-level trough.  It extends through Colorado and New Mexico.  Also, notice the anvil shadows just east of Trinidad, CO, and Colorado Springs, CO.  This feature can be important for changing temperatures in a storm chase- it acts as a small cold front, keeping the air ahead of an approaching storm a bit cooler than the models may have anticipated.  Finally, notice the low cirrus shield over eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle.  A lot of features in one graphic!

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Source:  NOAA – Satellite Imaging Service

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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