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Satellite Image of the Week #40

This week’s Satellite Image of the Week shows a few storms firing across Texas and New Mexico at sunset.  A few things are going on in this image.  First, there is an outflow boundary that stretches from Roswell, NM, to … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #26

This week’s Satellite Image of the Week shows several thunderstorms scattered over the central part of the country. The cluster over eastern Tennessee shows several stronger convective cells with overshooting tops.  The cluster over Missouri does as well, but this … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #23

This week’s Satellite Image of the Week shows a supercell that fired near the NE/KS/MO border along a boundary.  I like this image because you can see the clouds along the boundary tapering south.  You can also see the overshooting … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #43

This week’s image shows a large line of storms firing in the Enhanced Risk area over Kansas.  You can see multiple overshooting tops associated with these storms. A strong trough and associated cold front are the forcing mechanisms with these … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #42

This week’s image shows the interaction of a set of frontal boundaries.  You can see a frontal boundary marked by the thin band of clouds behind the thicker band of clouds.  Notice how, where these two merge, there is a … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #40

This week’s image shows a tornadic supercell near Albuquerque, NM, last Saturday.  Notice the overshooting top.   Also, notice the strong convective environment, with many cumulus clouds forming all over the southwest. Thank you for reading this post! Source:  College of … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week: #6

This week’s satellite image was taken this afternoon over Texas and New Mexico. What I like about this image is the two overshooting tops visible at the TX/NM border. The storm cells are much larger, but the cauliflower-shaped areas are … Continue reading

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