Monday, March 27, 2017

Web Page with GOES-16 Images - COD NexLab

Since my post last week about the GOES-16 satellite I became aware of a web site that features the latest images from this satellite. The College of DuPage (IL) NexLab site has an experimental page where you can view the latest images from GOES-16, including looping of images.

The NEXLAB Experimental Satellite page opens with the latest visible image displayed. So, if you are opening this at night there won't be anything to see. You can select one of the other images (Water Vapor, Infrared) to view. You can also select one of the sectors list on the left-hand side of the screen to view. The sector images for the visible images are at 0.5 km resolution, while the  resolution for the remaining images are 2 km.

Here is the visible image of the continental U.S. Sunday afternoon at 12:52 p.m. CDT.

Here is the corresponding surface weather map for 1:00 p.m. CDT Sunday.


You can clearly see the circulation around the low pressure system over the Midwest.If you look at the enlarged satellite image (click on image to open full view) you can see the thunderstorms developing along the warm front in Oklahoma.

Note that at this time you can only access this page by the direct link above. There is no link from the NexLab main page or the Satellite/Radar Products page though I was told that there will be a link in the near future. While you're at it check out some of the other weather analysis tools on the web site.

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