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Slow Moving Storms Flood Texas

May 3, 2024
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Phenomena: Severe Thunderstorms
Satellite: GOES-16
Product: GeoColor Infrared (band 13)
Instrument: ABI
Date: April 28, 2024, 19:00 UTC – April 29, 2024, 12:59 UTC 

NOAA’s GOES East (GOES-16) satellite watched severe thunderstorms that brought tornadoes, damaging winds and flooding rain to eastern Texas and Louisiana from April 28–29, 2024. 

The GOES East geostationary satellite, also known as GOES-16, keeps watch over most of North America, including the contiguous United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west coast of Africa. The satellite's high-resolution imagery provides optimal viewing of severe weather events, including thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes.