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Another Atmospheric River Slams California

Another round of storms with heavy rain and snow along with high winds hit California. The systems disrupted travel and left a quarter of a million customers without power. Several media and government organizations downloaded satellite videos (created by Dakota Smith) from the Satellite Library and used them in their coverage. The videos included CIRA GeoColor products. More details and urls can be found below. (POC: D. Smith, CIRA,, S. Miller, Funding: GOES-R.

NBC News: “NBC Nightly News”.

ABC7 News: “See record stats from ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ California storm”.;;

Yahoo!: “‘Truly Incredible’ Satellite Imagery Shows Latest California Storm’.

AccuWeather: “Bomb cyclone barrels into California with tree-toppling winds, record rain”.

WeatherNation: “Check out the latest atmospheric river to hit California…”.

Yahoo!: “Satellite Shows Latest Storm Hitting Southern California”.


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The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS conducts research on the use of satellite data to improve analysis, forecasts and warnings for regional and mesoscale meteorological events. RAMMB is co-located with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.