Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

River Fog over Wisconsin

GOES-16 IFR Probability, 0747-1152 UTC on 30 August 2018 (Click to enlarge)

GOES-16 IFR Probability incorporates information about low-level saturation from the Rapid Refresh Model. The model data used changes hourly, and that can cause an hourly change, a pulsing, in the IFR Probability animation in cases when the forecast model evolution is changing.

In this case, visible imagery at sunrise (enhanced because of the low light) suggests the IFR Probability field is overpredicting the extent of River Fog in southwest Wisconsin. Note, however, that the highest IFR Probabilities do align with river valleys where fog is observed.

GOES-16 ABI Band 2 (0.64 ┬Ám) and GOES-R IFR Probabiilty, 1152 UTC on 30 August 2018 (Click to enlarge)