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Wildfire Danger Continues in Southern California

High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control. Read More >

 

Shown below are several images provided by Scott Bachmeier of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) Satellite Blog. The link to the blog for the May 24, 2011 tornado outbreak is available here.

CIMSS animation of the GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel from 12:15-7:55 pm CDT on May 24, 2011
CIMSS animation of the GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel from 12:15-7:55 pm CDT on May 24, 2011

POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel and 12.0 µm IR channel images at 3:23 pm CDT on 5/24/2011
POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel and 12.0 µm IR channel images at 3:23 pm CDT on 5/24/2011

 CIMMS animation of the GOES-13 6.5 µm water vapor channel from 1:15-3:33 pm CDT on May 24, 2011
CIMMS animation of the GOES-13 6.5 µm water vapor channel from 1:15-3:33 pm CDT on May 24, 2011