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Southwest Monsoon Flooding; Northern Tier Storms and Fire Weather Threats

Monsoon rains up to 2 to 4 inches in some portions of Arizona and into Mexico may produce flash flooding of normally dry washes and potential for burn scar debris flows. A weather system may produce severe storms with damaging winds and large hail in the Upper Midwest. Gusty winds in the North Plains will keep fire weather threats critical. 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