On Jan. 27, 2020, GOES-East saw the remnants of a massive storm system over the coast and interior of Brazil. Torrential rain started there on Jan. 24, and is continuing to cause massive landslides, flooding, and strong wind.
As the NOAA-20 satellite zoomed over North America on Jan. 20, 2020, it snapped this beautiful image of the Great Lakes and the areas surrounding them in the United States and Canada. You can clearly see the grayish-white snow blanketing the ground in the northern regions in stark contrast to where the ground is bare in the south.
On Jan. 23, 2020, the GOES East satellite viewed strong southwesterly winds ahead of a cold front traversing the Gulf of Mexico. The front is disrupting the pattern of cloud streets that were emanating south of the Mississippi Delta the previous day. The National Weather Service (NWS) adds that “fresh northern winds are expected behind the front [and] the next cold front is likely to enter the northwestern Gulf by Sunday.”
The GOES East satellite captured this Geocolor image of the United States as the sun rose over the East Coast on Jan. 22, 2020. Seen here are two large winter storm systems that are slowly making their way across the country.
On Jan. 21, 2020, GOES West viewed a strong flow of moisture streaming across the Pacific toward the western coast of the U.S. This phenomenon, colloquially known as the “Pineapple Express”, brings deep atmospheric moisture from around the Hawaiian Islands to the Pacific coastline.
On Jan. 16, 2020, the NOAA-20 satellite snapped this image of the southern tip of South America, where smoke from the Australian bushfires is continuing to stream over the region in the form of a grayish haze. Some of the smoke is also being pulled into a strong area of low pressure off the eastern coast as it swirls eastward, moving away from the mainland.
On Jan. 15, NOAA-20 viewed a low pressure system that has been bringing snowfall into British Columbia, Canada since Jan. 10. Authorities predict heavy snow and high winds for Thursday, and a winter storm warning issued at 3:36 a.m. PST on Jan.
On Jan. 15, 2020, GOES East captured this image of the Mississippi River Delta and Mobile Bay as it experienced flash flooding conditions. Warnings have been issued for the lower Mississippi River, with the National Weather Service (NWS) advising residents driving in and around that area to avoid flooded roads.