NOAA Satellite Images of Salt Lake City; Fires;
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pat Viets
8/12/99

NOAA SATELLITE IMAGERY OF SALT LAKE TORNADO, FIRES, HURRICANES, AND ECLIPSE AVAILABLE ON LINE

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has placed satellite imagery of the Salt Lake Tornado, Northwest Fires, Pacific Hurricanes, and eclipse on line as follows:

TORNADO HITS SALT LAKE CITY

IMAGE D22312: GOES-10 <> Channels VIS @ 1 km res, IR2 @ 4 km res, IR4 @ 4 km res <> 08/11/99 17:00 - 20:00 UTC <> Multichannel color composite <> Utah

A 6-frame AVI movie showing the development of severe thunderstorms in the Salt Lake City area, one of which spawned a tornado that moved through the city.

Movie provided in AVI (~556K) format.
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Severe/US_West/SVRusUT223_G10.avi

FIRES CONTINUE IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

IMAGE D22301: NOAA-15 POES AVHRR HRPT <> Channels 3,2,1 @ 1 km res <> 08/11/99 03:12 UTC <> Multichannel color composite <> NWT

Heat signatures and dense smoke plumes from very large areas of fire burning near the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories. Another area of fire is burning to the southwest in the Yukon Territory.

Image provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~553K) formats.

Preview (500X420):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/CAN_NWT/FSMHSnwt222X_N5L.jpg

Standard (1280X1074):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/CAN_NWT/FSMHSnwt222X_N5.jpg

TWO HURRICANES IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN

IMAGE D22302: GOES-10 <> Channels VIS @ 1 km res, IR2 @ 4 km res, IR4 @ 4 km res <> 08/11/99 16:30 UTC <> Multichannel color composite <> E Pacific

Hurricanes Dora and Eugene continue their westward movement in the eastern Pacific Ocean. This image shows their position relative to land.
Image provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~771K) formats.

Preview (500X404):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/E_Pacific/TRCdoreu223_G10L.jpg

Standard (1280X1034):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/E_Pacific/TRCdoreu223_G10.jpg

IMAGE D22303: GOES-10 <> Channels VIS @ 1 km res, IR2 @ 4 km res, IR4 @ 4 km res <> 08/11/99 16:30 UTC <> Multichannel color composite <> E Pacific

Winds associated with Hurricane Dora are sustained at 115 knots with gusts to 140. This makes Dora a Category 3 storm. Storm details are from the 15:00 UTC advisory.

Image provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~574K) formats.

Preview (500X415):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/E_Pacific/TRCdora223_G10L.jpg

Standard (1280X1062):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/E_Pacific/TRCdora223_G10.jpg

IMAGE D22304: GOES-10 <> Channels VIS @ 1 km res, IR2 @ 4 km res, IR4 @ 4 km res <> 08/11/99 16:30 UTC <> Multichannel color composite <> E Pacific

Winds associated with Hurricane Eugene are down to 75 knots as the storm interacts with cooler waters. Storm details are from the 15:00 UTC advisory.

Image provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~607K) formats.

Preview (500X418):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/E_Pacific/TRCeugene223_G10L.jpg

Standard (1280X1070):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/E_Pacific/TRCeugene223_G10.jpg

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

IMAGE D22307 - D22309: METEOSAT <> Channels VIS, IR, IR @ 5 km res <> 08/11/99 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 UTC <> Multichannel color composite <> Europe

A shadow falls over western Europe as the last total solar eclipse for this region until 2081 begins. The next three images show the progress of the eclipse shadow which travels at speeds between 1,800 km/hr (1,100 MPH) at the equator and 8,000 km/hr (5,000 MPH) at the poles. Surface temperatures may drop 20 degrees during totality.

Notice that viewing conditions are poor over much of northern Europe due to excessive cloud cover.

Image #1 (W Europe) provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~619K) formats.

Preview (500X411):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223A_MTL.jpg

Standard (1280X1053):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223A_MT.jpg

Image #2 (C/E Europe) provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~495K) formats.

Preview (500X409):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223B_MTL.jpg

Standard (1280X1046):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223B_MT.jpg

Image #3 (E Europe / Middle East) provided in preview (~40K) and standard (~494K) formats.

Preview (500X396):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223C_MTL.jpg

Standard (1280X1014):
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223C_MT.jpg

IMAGE D22310: METEOSAT <> Channels VIS, IR, IR @ 5 km res <> 08/11/99 09:00 - 12:30 UTC <> Multichannel color composite movie <> Europe

Watch the moon's shadow pass over Europe and move into the Middle East in this 8-frame AVI movie. The movie is approximately 800X600 in dimensions so users with smaller monitors or with monitors set to low resolution may benefit from downloading the movie first and playing it in a viewer separate from any in your web browser. The method for doing this varies with each browser but most allow you to right-click on the link and choose "Save As" or "Save Target As".

Movie provided in AVI (~689K) format.

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223A_MT.avi

IMAGE D22311: METEOSAT <> Channels VIS, IR, IR @ 5 km res <> 08/11/99 09:00 - 14:30 UTC <> Multichannel color composite movie <> Europe / Middle East

Watch the moon's shadow continue eastward over eastern Europe, into the Middle East and India before night falls and darkness moves in from the opposite direction. The same recommendations apply to this movie as mentioned in the narrative above.

Movie provided in AVI (~1.4M) format.

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Unique/Eclipse/UNIecl223B_MT.avi