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Stormy Weather Along the East Coast; Extended Warm-up for the West

A strong low pressure system will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunderstorms along the east coast. Isolated severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and a few tornadoes in the Southeast. Heavy rains may result in excessive runoff and flash flooding. Building high pressure out west will produce above normal temperatures, especially, in the Pacific Northwest. 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