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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MDT

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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NASA satellite imagery shows California’s monstrous Blue Cut Fire

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 9:31am MDT

From NASA: The Blue Cut Fire, just outside of Los Angeles, is a quickly growing fire that is currently an imminent threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Oak Hills, and surrounding areas. An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings […]

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Before and after: NASA satellite imagery shows effects of Washington state landslide

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 11:44am MDT

As many as two dozen people were killed on Saturday, March 22, 2014 when a massive landslide swept down a rain-soaked hill near Oso, Washington. NASA satellite imagery taken before and after the event shows the extent of the event. Using the ‘sliders’ on the image below you can compare how the area looks normally […]

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Satellite imagery provides bird’s eye view of Earth at the change of seasons

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 12:50pm MDT

Satellite imagery provides bird’s eye view of Earth at the change of seasons. Pretty neat imagery and explanation from NASA: Enjoy the Equinox! Every year, there are two equinoxes. One is in March; the other is in September. In 2014, the March equinox falls on March 20, 2014. On the equinoxes, the sun shines directly […]

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NOAA imagery shows population centers and road transportation network

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 9:39am MDT

Millions of Americans will be taking to the highways of byways of the nation in the coming weeks for various holiday travels.  Imagery released by NOAA this week shows how the nation’s major roadways intersect with the major population centers. A nighttime satellite image of the nation was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite taken […]

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That isn’t clouds on Tuesday morning’s satellite imagery

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 11:13am MDT

This morning’s satellite imagery runs are showing some interesting white cover on Colorado’s landscape and it isn’t clouds.  In fact, we see virtually entirely cloudless skies across the state. That white stuff is in fact snow, the first covering of the season at higher elevations.  Some locations Sunday night / Monday morning received up to […]

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Before and after: NASA satellite imagery reveals flood damage in Colorado

Friday, September 20th, 2013 8:15am MDT

Colorado’s September 2013 floods have been absolutely devastating with over 1,500 homes destroyed and a death toll yet to be finalized. NASA satellites flew over the area near Greeley in recent days and the before and after pictures provide a stunning view from above of the devastation. Using the ‘sliders’ on the two image sets […]

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NOAA satellite image captures ‘biblical’ storm as it strikes Colorado

Friday, September 13th, 2013 11:32am MDT

* Click the image above for a larger view Five days of rain, one with absolutely torrential downpours, created dangerous and deadly flooding across much of the Colorado Front Range.  At one point the National Weather Service warned of ‘biblical rainfall amounts’ and it became hard to argue with that terminology.  The rainfall amounts were […]

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First images from new Landsat satellite capture northern Colorado Front Range

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 10:51am MDT

For four decades Landsat satellites have beamed back amazing pictures of the Earth from their perch far above the planet’s surface.  The latest craft in the series was launched last month and among the first images it captured were pictures of the area around Fort Collins and the Galena Fire burn scar. The Landsat Data […]

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NASA satellite captures stunning imagery of a white landscape in aftermath of Colorado snowstorm

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 6:16pm MDT

Up until the past week satellite imagery of northeastern Colorado was relatively boring – and very brown.  In the wake of two storms, one of which was relatively significant, the image from the eyes in the sky changed considerably. Sunday’s storm brought much-needed precipitation to the drought-stricken area.  Snowfall totals ranged from a high of […]

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