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Satellite Image of the Week #49

I figured out how to make animated loops (or rather to download animated gifs) from the College of DuPage.  There’s actually a button to do so, but I’ve been too lazy to play with it. Anyway, the Satellite Image of … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #47

Most of the country had a clear Thanksgiving day, it seems.  For us in New Mexico, we were greeted with record highs.  I almost ran the air conditioner on my way to visit relatives farther south in New Mexico. I … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #46

A weak cold front moved through New Mexico from south to north earlier this week.  Along the leading edge of the cold front, there was a large mass of clouds, with a few showers.  You can see the frontal boundary … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #45

I was on the road last week and missed posting.  However, this week, we have some neat mountain-wave pattern clouds over the basin-range area of Nevada and Utah.  Notice  hot these clouds form perpendicular to the wind direction (and parallel … 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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