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Thunderstorms Race Across the Midwest

May 8, 2024
Thunderstorms Race Across the Midwest

Phenomena: Severe Thunderstorms
Satellite: GOES-16
Product: GeoColor, Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Instrument: ABI
Date: May 7, 2024 (19:01 UTC) - May 8, 2024 (01:26 UTC) 

NOAA’s GOES East (GOES-16) satellite watched severe thunderstorms push across the Midwest that spawned several damaging tornadoes.

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.