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Burrrrr! My Coldest Day!

During the Holiday Season of 2016 we asked our CoCoRaHS observers, “What’s the coldest temperature you have ever personally experienced?” We had an overwhelming response and we’ve archived their chilling stories from different regions across the country and in fact from places all over the world. Enjoy . . . but please put a jacket on first before you read these! Here’s the link: 40 BELOW

The CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar!
January 2017:
GOES-R - Going from Black-And-White to High Definition Satellite Observations

The recently launched weather satellite GOES-R will be the focus of our January CoCoRaHS "WxTalk Webinar”. It will take place on Thursday, January 19th. Join us for this presentation by Matt Rogers of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Space is limited to the first 500 registrants, so register today! We will notify the first 500 who register of their acceptance to the Webinar. Those who aren't able to attend will be able to watch this episode on-line the following day.


Title: Webinar #56 - CoCoRaHS WxTalk: GOES-R - Going from Black-And-White to High Definition Satellite Observations
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific

”On Saturday, November 19th 2016, the next generation of American satellite observations began. The GOES-R satellite, now orbiting the Earth as GOES-16, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket. Onboard the new spacecraft were two revolutionary instruments - the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), a 16-channel instrument that sees the Earth at a number of different types of light, including three colors of visible light that will, for the first time since the 1960s, give us a view of the Earth in true, living color. Other channels aboard the instrument will see the Earth with much higher spatial resolution, up to four times the definition of previous satellites, and these observations will be made every minute, instead of every fifteen to thirty minutes as with previous satellites.

CIRA researchers have been working to prepare for the launch of this revolutionary satellite for several years, and during the webinar presentation, we will go over several of the new products we expect to see from GOES-16 data. Learn about how and why scientists use different kinds of light to study the Earth and its weather processes, and how those observations can be used to improve our ability to forecast the weather, including severe thunderstorms, dust storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.”

Reserve your seat now by registering here: GOES-R

Be sure to attend our upcoming March CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar (Starting in 2017 WxTalk Webinars will be given on a bi-monthly basis):

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1PM EDT: " Carbon in the Atmosphere , presented by Scott Denning of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State Univ. in Fort Collins, CO


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