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A Few Weather Hazards To Contend With This Weekend

A few weather hazards are expected across the Lower 48 this weekend. Locally heavy rain from showers and thunderstorms may result in flooding in Florida and heavy rain is also possible on Saturday in a few other locations. Critical fire weather conditions are possible in the Four Corners Region and central Rockies on Saturday. Severe storms may develop on Sunday in the northern High Plains. Read More >




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Current Satellite Data: Goes-East & College of Dupage

Important GOES-East Channel Definition & Fire Weather Applications:
Visible: Infrared (IR): Water Vapor:
  • Band 1: Blue Band - Tuned to detect smoke and aerosols. Cloud characteristics will be masked somewhat.
  • Band 2: Red Band  - The classic visible satellite channel.
  • Band 3: Veggie (Near IR) - Burn scar detection.
  • Band 7: (Shortwave IR) - Sensitive to extreme temperatures and is useful in hot spot detection (if there are not cloud or canopy obstructions).
  • Band 13: Clean Longwave IR - Traditional infrared satellite data useful in determining cloud-top temperatures.
  • Band 8: Upper-Level Water Vapor - Tracking the upper-level jet stream & moisture.
  • Band 9: Mid-Level Water Vapor - Tracking  mid and upper-level moisture and jet streaks.
  • Band 10: Low-Level Water Vapor - Tracking low-level moisture


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Cooperating Agencies Across Michigan's Upper Peninsula:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife - Seney National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Forest Service - Hiawatha & Ottawa

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