Upgrading to GOES 16 Satellite

We will be upgrading our system from GOES 13 to GOES 16 over the next couple of days.  There may be some  interruptions in a few of the satellite products as we make this major upgrade.

The new GOES 16 satellite image will offer 60x the amount of data that the previous GOES 13 satellite provided.

Some of the improvements are noted below

  • 1km visible imagery now increased to 500 meters
  • 4km infrared Imagery increased to 2km.
  • 15 minute CONUS now increased to 5 minutes
  • 1 minute updating mesoscale sectors
  • 15 minute Full Disk scans at 6km.