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Satellite Imagery Page
by Adam Frederick & Matt Ver Steeg, WeatherEdge, Inc.

The storm chaser and general weather enthusiast can find the latest satellite images to be a valuable forecasting tool, prior to and during storm chasing. Here are links to many sites on the web that feature good images.

Visible Satellite Images 
US Visible Satellite - UCAR  
US GOES 8 Vis - NOAA Iowa Visible Satellite - UCAR
Northwest Visible Satellite - UCARNortheast Central Visible Satellite - UCAR
Plains Visible Satellite - UCARMidwest Visible Satellite - UCAR
South Central Visible Satellite - UCARTexas Visible Satellite - UCAR
West Central Visible Satellite - UCAREast Central Visible Satellite - UCAR
Southeast Visible Satellite - UCARFlorida Visible Satellite - UCAR
 
 
Infrared Satellite Images 
US Infrared Satellite - UCAR  
US GOES 8 IR - NOAA 
  
Water Vapor Images 
US Water Vapor From UCAR Global Water Vapor Image From NASA
US Water Vapor From NOAA-NESDISUS Water Vapor Image From Unisys
  
Convective Imagery  
Northern Plains CAPE From NOAA Northern Plains Lifted Index
Southern Plains CAPE Central Plains Lifted Index
Central Plains CAPE Southern Plains Lifted Index
GOES Sounding Fields - NOAA 
  
Other Images  
NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server500mb Animation From University of AZ
Zoomable GOES Images - SSECNOAA-16 AMSU-A Images From NASA
Images From The Naval Research Lab 
  
  
  

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Disclaimer:

Storm chasing is dangerous. You could be hurt or killed in its pursuit, especially if you have little or no knowledge of severe storms and their environment. Chase hazards include but are not limited to heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning, high winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flying debris. Hydroplaning on the road and traffic accidents also occur. If you desire to chase, get informed and educated about weather. Contact your local National Weather Service Office, and enroll in a SKYWARN training class. Read and view all of the published information regarding severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that you can. You are responsible for educating yourself. Next, contact an experienced chaser in your area, and arrange to travel with them, until you've gained sufficient experience to go it alone. Even at that, veteran chasers get caught in harm's way from time to time. Play it safe. This page is for informational and educational use, and the authors disavow any responsibility for actions you may take.


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