Night Time Microphysics Example of Fog/Low Stratus in Central Florida

Here are some interesting night time microphysics  images of fog and low stratus across north and central Florida.  The images below include GOES 3.9 um and two MODIS-VIIRS night time microphysics images. The third image is zoomed in to the fog in central Florida. Note that in the zoomed in image of Central Florida, the metar observations are indicating fog in the interior, with areas of dense fog indicating visibility of 3/4 of a mile at one station. While the low stratus and fog was mainly noted across northern and central Florida and did not extend into the South Florida CWA, it was useful for aviation forecasting to see that the low stratus did not affect any of the airport terminals in our area of responsibility. Lastly, the GOES 3.9 um imagery was included to demonstrate that the low stratus and fog was not well represented and it was difficult to see if it extended into our CWA.

GOES 3.9 um

GOES 3.9 um

 

MODIS-VIIRS Night Time Microphysics Florida Peninsula

MODIS-VIIRS Night Time Microphysics Florida Peninsula

 

MODIS-VIIRS Night Time Microphysics Central Florida

MODIS-VIIRS Night Time Microphysics Central Florida

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