NOAA is showing off some amazing images from the new GOES 15 weather satellite.
Check out the loop of Hurricane Igor. The loop begins with images every 30 minutes and then shows images every minute a few seconds in. Notice the incredible detail in Igor's eye. Talk about showing off a new weather toy!
GOES-15, has successfully completed five months of on-orbit testing and has been accepted into service. It is the third and final spacecraft in the GOES N-P Series of geostationary environmental weather satellites.
Wednesday super soaker:
Wednesday looks like a good day to test that new rain coat or umbrella. A strong low pressure system will slide east into Minnesota from the Dakotas Wednesday. Look for rain to begin in northwest Minnesota Wednesday morning, then spread east across the rest of the state by midday and afternoon. The heaviest, steadiest rains will fall from after lunchtime into early Wednesday evening before the rain tapers off Wednesday night from west to east.
Rainfall totals could be significant. The models are cranking out between .50" and 1.50"+ depending on where you live, and the exact track of the system. Some isolated 2" amounts appear possible in a band north of the I-94 corridor from Alexandria to the north metro.
The sun will return on Thursday for a nice September day.
Posted at 4:51 PM on September 14, 2010
by Paul Huttner
Filed under: Climate change
Here's one you may want to put on the calendar this week.
The lecture and summit will bring several notable climate experts to the Twin Cities Thursday and Friday.
The talks will feature various sessions on climate change and adaption. The Kuehnast Lecture is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to get some first hand knowledge on climate change without all the hype.
Here are some details on the free headline event.
18th Annual Kuehnast Lecture
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Different Climate Models:
Providing Guidance to Policymakers and Impact Analysts
Dr. Ben Santer
Climate Services for Society:
Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Eileen Shea
The Clean Water and Climate Adaption 2010 Summit takes place Thursday and Friday, also at the Arboretum. The event features a host of excellent speakers, including UM and MPR's own climate specialist Dr. Mark Seeley.
Minnesota Twins game day meteorologist Craig Edwards and myself will chip in our two cents worth on recent severe weather trends in Minnesota.
Registration is required for the Summit, which you can do here online or on site Thursday or Friday.
Rain on the way:
We're still on track for a soaker tomorrow. The latest forecast runs crank out a good inch for much of central and southern Minnesota, with locally higher amounts possible. The vigorous system is likely to spread rain into the metro by around noontime, and provide a good soaking through evening rush hour before pulling out Wednesday evening.
Plan of bringing your rain gear with your Wednesday!