Satellite Video Captures a Week of Severe Weather

A new animation of satellite observations shows the clouds associated with several outbreaks of severe weather from May 15 to May 21, 2013, over the south central United States. Over the course of seven days many tornadoes touched down including two EF-4 tornadoes and one EF-5 tornado.

All of the weather systems that spawned these outbreaks are shown in this video, which uses visible-light data of clouds from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite, overlaid on a U.S. map created with imagery from MODIS data, an instrument that flies aboard both the NASA Aqua and Terra satellites. This visualization was created by the NASA GOES Project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

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