Midwest Severe Weather Outbreak

On March 14, 2024, severe storms wreaked havoc from Oklahoma to Ohio. Multiple damaging tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio, including an EF-3 in Winchester, Indiana.

The full storm report page 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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Lightning Flashes Within Strong Storms

Description:

The strong-to-severe storms that descended upon the Southern US during the night lead to a display of lightning strikes. This imagery showcases the lightning detected from polar-orbiting satellites along with comparing it to where the strongest storms were.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day/Night Band Infrared (band I5)

Instrument: VIIRS

Storms Continue for the Southern US

Description:

Thunderstorms continue to pound the southern US.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Extended View of Overnight Severe Storms in the Midwest and South

Description:

Large hail, strong winds, and tornadoes plagued across the Midwest and Southern US overnight as severe storms slammed through multiple states.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms Hail Tornadoes Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI

Severe Storms Wreak Havoc in the Midwest

Description:

Severe storms have wreaked havoc across the Midwest this evening. This includes several damaging tornadoes that swept through Ohio.


Phenomena: Thunderstorms Hail Tornadoes Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Severe and Tornadic Storms Blast off in Oklahoma

Description:

Strong storms erupt across the Southern Plains this afternoon, quickly developing to become severe along with spawning some tornadic activity.


Phenomena: Thunderstorms Hail Overshooting Tops Tornadoes

Satellite: GOES-16

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

Instrument: ABI