National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

Satellite
Imagery
 

Visible Satellite Loops

 

Regional visible satellite loop from 9:25 AM - 9:15 PM CDT on May 31, 2013
Regional visible satellite loop from 9:25 AM - 9:15 PM CDT on May 31, 2013

Local visible satellite loop from 3:15 PM - 8:15 PM CDT on May 31, 2013
Local visible satellite loop from 3:15 PM - 8:15 PM CDT on May 31, 2013

 

Infrared Imagery

 

AVHRR IR satellite image from 4:51 pm CDT on May 31, 2013

The above image is an AVHRR IR satellite capture from 4:51 pm CDT on May 31, 2013. IR satellite images are useful because they depict how cold cloud tops are. In this case, the deep reds, blacks, and grays represent very cold cloud tops associated with developing supercell thunderstorms. Other weaker storms are also noted across southwest Oklahoma, where more greens and yellows are noted. The other markers (light blue) on this map are surface plots, and indicate surface conditions at various locations across Oklahoma and north Texas.