Just in case you forgot the old rule of thumb goes something like this: Ice and aircraft – not good! However, some forecasters have looked for cirrus with ice crystals over top of a stratus layer to anticipate possible cloud seeding by the ice particles, and hence precipitation. In any case, this image is just a reminder that SPoRT is providing some icing products to WFOs through a partnership with NESDIS. The main panel has icing and its associated height derived from GOES data.
The four products being distributed via SPoRT are:
- Fog Depth
- Low Cloud Base
- Icing + Height