DISCUSSION: Here is a neat update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Satellite and Information Service about the somewhat recently launched GOES-R satellite.
Get ready to stare! Tomorrow, we'll unveil the first images from GOES-16 right here!
GOES-16 rocked into space on November 19, 2016, at 6:42pm from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Since then, NOAA and NASA scientists and engineers have been in close contact with the spacecraft, checking its vitals and testing its instruments. Although the satellite won't be fully operational for a few more months, it has begun to return some preliminary, non-operational data and imagery.
Offering five times faster weather coverage, better data for hurricane tracking and intensity forecasts, real-time mapping of total lightning for improved severe weather prediction, and advanced warning of space weather hazards, GOES-16 will be a game-change for weather forecasting in the U.S.! To learn more about the benefits of GOES-16, NOAA's next-generation geostationary satellite, go to goo.gl/xRf2Vf."
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Expert Satellite-Based Analysis of Upcoming Record Warmth! (credit: Meteorologist Sheldon Kusselson)
DISCUSSION: As shown in the graphic and file attached above, you will find the explanation and reasoning behind why many forecasters across the eastern United States are anticipating near-record and/or record warm weather in the coming days. To learn more, be sure to open and read the information contained within the above Microsoft Powerpoint file!
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©2017 Meteorologist Sheldon Kusselson