Central US Severe and Winter Weather Outbreak

Multiple rounds of severe storms are expected across the Central Plains and Midwest. Severe hail, strong winds, and tornadoes are likely within the storm system.

Detailed forecasts of this event can be found via the Storm Prediction Center.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith, Josh Reiter and Kim Erickson

Satellite imagery of this event:

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System Continues to Bring Snow to Northeastern US

Description:

The large system over the eastern US continues to bring heavy snow to the northeastern states as it moves toward the Atlantic Ocean.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Water Vapor (band 9)

Instrument: ABI

Gorgeous Mid-Latitude Cyclone Swirls Over United States

Description:

A simply gorgeous satellite view of the storm system swirling and evolving over United States.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms Winter Weather

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Airmass (EUMETSAT)

Instrument: ABI

Mid-Latitude Cyclone Continues to Bring a Variety of Hazards to the US

Description:

A mid-latitude cyclone continues to bring a variety of hazards to the northcentral and southeastern US.


Phenomena: Lightning Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Barrage of Storms Batter Florida

Description:

A barrage of severe storms track over Northern Florida as part of a large low pressure system.


Phenomena: Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Nighttime View of Mid-Latitude Cyclone

Description:

A nighttime view of the mid-latitude cyclone taken from polar orbiting satellites.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Nighttime Microphysics

Instrument: VIIRS

Large Mid-Latitude Cyclone Continues Impacting the Eastern US

Description:

A large mid-latitude cyclone continues to track over the eastern US, bringing everything from blizzard warnings to a chance of severe weather.


Phenomena: Lightning Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Storms Continue to Initiate in Southern and Midwest US

Description:

Strong to severe storms continue to initiate across the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys. Storm threats including strong winds, large hail, and tornadoes will continue for the eastern US through the overnight hours.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms Hail Overshooting Tops Tornadoes Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Visible Imagery of Severe Storms Across Ohio Valley

Description:

Storms continue across the Central US.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Storms Continue Across the Ohio Valley

Description:

Severe storms continued to impact the Ohio River Valley throughout the day.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Active Night for the Central US

Description:

Severe storms plowed through the Central US overnight.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Storms Roll Through the Central US Overnight

Description:

Thunderstorms, including some that were severe, continued to roll through the Central US overnight.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Blowing Dust Kicked up in West Texas

Description:

The upper-level system that is creating the severe storms across the Central US kicks up dust in its wake across West Texas.


Phenomena: Dust

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: Dust RGB GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Strong and Severe Storms Spread Over the Central US

Phenomena: Thunderstorms Hail Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Thunderstorms Erupt Over the Southern Plains

Description:

Strong storms erupt across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri this afternoon. Severe threats with these storms include large hail, strong winds, and the possibility for tornadoes.


Phenomena: Thunderstorms Hail Wind

Satellite: GOES-18

Product: GeoColor Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: ABI

Lightning Within Oklahoma Severe Storms

Description:

Lightning can be seen within storms initiating across Oklahoma.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Severe Storms Begin Firing Across Oklahoma

Description:

Severe storms begin to fire across Oklahoma.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM