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April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak Landsat Imagery Viewer
SPoRT Science Seminar Series
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Wide World of SPoRT Blog
April 27, 2011–Five Years Later: A Satellite Imagery Perspective
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:22
On April 27, 2011, a severe weatheroutbreak occurred across the southeastern United States, resulting in 199 tornadoes across the region and over 300 fatalities (NWS 2011 Service Assessment). Alabama was among the states hardest hit,with 68 tornadoes surveyed by the National Weather Service (NWS)Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs)in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile, Alabama, and over 250 [...]
SPoRT Satellite Analysis Assists with April 27, 2011 Tornado Damage Assessments
The April 25-28, 2011 tornado outbreak will be long remembered across the southeastern United States for its intensity and duration. At its peak on April 27, several large, damaging, long-tracked tornadoes came very close to home for the SPoRT team. The tornadoes damaged several team members’ houses, and created a region-wide power outage that kept the Huntsville area -- including the SPoRT Center -- in the dark for nearly a week.
Image of the Day
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As part of its GOES-R Proving Ground activities, NASA SPoRT partners with NESDIS and Alaska weather forecast offices and river forecast center to assess the NESDIS Quantitative Precipitation Estimate (QPE) product at high latitudes. This image shows the 24 hour rainfall accumulation ending at 1200 UTC on 10 July 2014 over the Alaska domain.
Ingest and Product Status Pages
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the health of our real-time data ingest and availability of LDM and FTP products. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the links below.