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Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms – Part 2

Instructors:

Dan Bikos

John Weaver

Jeff Braun

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Topic:

Archived Training

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Developed:

2004

Other contributors: Donald Moore, Robert Glancy, Ron Przybylinski, Steve Amburn, Michael Ekster, David Vallee, Dennis Gettman, Chad Hahn, Ned Johnston, Paul Skrbac, Mark Plate, Chad Gimmestad, Michael Staudenmaier, Dolores Kiessling, David Novak, Stephen Jascourt, Jeff Tongue, Dan Baumgardt, Tony Mostek, and Scott Lindstrom.

Introduction


This session consists of two parts. Both parts must be completed to get a certificate of completion as there are different points made in each part. For the “Live VISIT teletraining,” the two parts are in different files. For the live training for part 1, please follow this link to Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms – Part 1.

Objectives:

  • Blend GOES imagery with other available AWIPS products to help improve forecast skill in precipitation associated with winter storms
  • Analyze case studies over various parts of the CONUS

Topics:

  • Conveyor belt identification
  • Synoptic features (e.g. dry slot, short waves, jet streaks etc.)
  • Model divergence
  • Mesoscale banding
  • Topographic effects
  • Shear zones
  • Precipitation type (with other datasets)

Training Session Options


NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based videoYouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

PLEASE NOTE: For the “Audio playback” version of this session, both of the 2 parts are contained in the same files linked to on this page: Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms – Part 1. For the “Live VISIT teletraining,” the two parts are in different files, and the link for Part 2 is below.

  1. Audio playback containing both parts 1 and 2 is located on this page: Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms – Part 1

  2. Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 75 minutes. This teletraining session uses the VISITview software, where a Windows PC with an Internet connection is needed.

    Please follow the teletraining installation instructions to install the session.

  3. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links


This course is Intermediate

The Cyclogenesis VISIT session is a prerequisite.

Contact

Dan Bikos (970) 491-3777