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Dangerous Fire Weather Concerns In Southern California

A Santa Ana wind event is expected to impact southern California through late week into the weekend. These very gusty offshore winds combined with the extremely dry conditions will set the stage for critical to extremely critical fire weather concerns. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and show erratic behavior. Definitely a very dangerous situation the next couple of days. Read More >

Satellite
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Shown below is a link to a 1-minute, satellite loop provided by Scott Bachmeier of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) Satellite Blog. The link to the CIMSS Satellite blog for the May 9, 2016 tornado outbreak is available here. Click on the image below to view an MP4 animation.

CIMSS animation of the GOES-13 0.63 ┬Ám visible channel from 12:45-7:15 pm CST (1:45-8:15 pm CST) on May 9, 2016 [click to play MP4 animation]
GOES-14 Visible 1-minute (0.63 µm) images, with SPC storm reports [click to play MP4 animation]
 
Visible Satellite Loop of the United States from 11:30 am-6:45 pm CST (12:30-7:45 pm CDT) on May 9, 2016
This visible satellite loop above shows how rapidly supercell thunderstorms formed during the afternoon of May 9, 2016. Image provided by the Aviation Weather Center.
 
Infrared Satellite Loop of the central Great Plains region from 11:45 am-11.45 pm CST (12:45 pm-12.45 am CDT) on May 9, 2016
Infrared Satellite Loop of the central Great Plains region
from 11:45 am-11.45 pm CST (12:45 pm-12.45 am CDT) on May 9, 2016.