The most potent thunderstorms roil and churn, like a pot of boiling water.
With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest weather-imaging satellites, this aggressive storm behavior is easily visible from space. Such dynamic thunderstorm activity was on full display Monday, when conditions ripe for severe weather and tornadoes swirled over the Southern Plains. NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite captured the action from some 22,000 miles above Earth.
“It looks like a big bomb going off,” said Jeff Weber, a meteorologist with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
#GOESEast saw this powerful storm over Texas as severe weather was starting to ramp up across the central and southern Plains on Monday afternoon. More than 20 tornadoes were reported across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. More imagery: https://t.co/JeQmIesXtI pic.twitter.com/kpJvdbyXKD