A strong low pressure system approaches the Pacific Northwest in this image from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite, taken November 14, 2017. The storm system will deliver high winds and heavy rain to coastal areas, while heavy snow is expected across the mountain ranges of the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings in high-elevation regions of the Pacific Northwest, and gale warnings are in effect along the Oregon and Washington coasts.
Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under going testing and should not be used operationally.