Post-Eclipse Eastern US Storms

Beginning the afternoon of April 8th, after the Great North American Eclipse, a series of storms began to impact the southern US with severe weather and flooding. The system continues northeastward with the same threats, including large areas of severe weather potential.

For more information on the severe risk, visit the Storm Prediction Center.

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Contributions by: Kim Erickson

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Before and After of Flooding From Storms

Description:

In the aftermath of the storm system that rolled through the Southeast US, flooding could be seen in Louisiana and Mississippi from polar-orbiting satellites.


Phenomena: Flooding

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day Land Cloud

Instrument: VIIRS

Storms Continue to Roll Through the Southeast US

Description:

Storms continue to roll through the southeast US. 


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Intensifying System Over South Central US

Description:

An intensifying low pressure system tracks across the south central US, bringing flooding rains and a severe weather threat.


Phenomena: Lightning Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Lightning Illuminates Sky Across the South

Description:

Lightning illuminates the sky across the South as storms charge east.


Phenomena: Lightning Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Thunderstorms Hammer the Central Gulf States

Description:

Thunderstorms hammer the central Gulf States. Severe weather is expected to continue.


Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Thunderstorms Rattle the Southern Plains

Phenomena: Lightning Thunderstorms

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM