The achievement of GLM reaching beta status is a big hurdle for the instrument as it prepares to become operational later this year. SPoRT has been testing the GLM data feed since it started yesterday. Part of the process has been to put together quick look imagery and animations to test out display and color curve options. A simple animation was assembled from 8:15-9:45 PM (Central) as storms moved across Tennessee. The animation highlights the strongest storm cores with the most lightning (darkest colors) along with several long flashes that can be seen on the northern and western edges of the storm. Several severe wind reports were recorded in this region.
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