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Heavy rain and higher elevation snow continue for the Northwest, fire danger continues in Southern California

A series of Pacific storms will bring strong winds, heavy rain, and mountain snow to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies through Sunday. Heavy rainfall and flooding is possible from the Mississippi Valley to the Deep South and Southeast U.S. this weekend and into early next week. Dry winds will prolong the fire weather threat for Southern California for several days. 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