Friday, September 23, 2016

What's Wrong With This Satellite Image?


The NWS Western region has changed the satellite images available through clicks at the NWS Tucson webpage. The above is the new (but definitely not improved from my perspective) Tucson zoomed high-res visible image. What's wrong with this new version?

5 comments:

  1. From what I gather, imagery is no longer being generated at the Western Region level, but is coming from NESDIS. Hopefully, the county lines will come back again soon.

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  2. Jack D6:35 AM

    In my humble opinion, it is hardly Tucson centered. Not even if you consider the entire CWA. There needs to be much more coverage to the south and to the east, outside of cool-season systems, for which the Phoenix-centered image compensates, there is no coverage south of 31N nor as far as 108W. It "seems" to be centered just east of the jct of I-8/I-10 which is, in fact outside the Tucson CWA.

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  3. Jack D6:39 AM

    For what it's worth, you can get a more "customizable" version (lat/long, highway, etc) of the same image at the URL: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/wfo/twc.html

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  4. I do miss the old links.. I like this : http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/

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  5. A couple more links with satellite data that I like (for the more advanced users): http://preview.weather.gov/edd/ and http://wms.ssec.wisc.edu/

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