Outflow evident on MODIS

On the evening of August 11th, 2009, a large area of convection in northeast New Mexico produced a well-defined outflow boundary.  The MODIS image is stunning!

We thought it was interesting that the boundary showed up a little earlier on this image than it did on our radar.  I’ve included two radar images below, one at 0512Z (around the same time as the MODIS image) and another at 0548Z, the first radar image in which the boundary was clearly evident in the reflectivity.  Our forecaster showed this to me just because he found it to be interesting.  He didn’t view the MODIS image in real time, but now thinks it might be worth it to try to view the MODIS more regularly.

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