Daily Summary for 4 November 2006
Southern Ontario was in between storm systems, but there was enough moisture and instability to produce clouds. There was an area of good mid-level cloud cover as well as some cirrus and low cloud.
There was no flight today. Due to pilot scheduling and overtime issues we were required to make a "go"/"no go" decision for a solo CLEX mission yesterday afternoon. The forecast called for some lake effect clouds, possible mid-level (i.e. CLEX-type) clouds and just as likely occurence of cirrus. Still being early in the experiment, there was no reason to risk a flight into such a marginal case.
Images are every 4 hours beginning at 0045 UTC.
GOES-12 IR courtesy of RAP @ UCAR
GOES-12 Visible (during daylight hours) and Near IR (night) albedo from CIRA.
GOES-12 IR (10.7 µm) brightness temperature from CIRA. The color scale begins at 0 °C with an increment of -10 °C between color changes.
GOES-12 experimental cloud phase from CIRA. Blue represents ice particles, red is liquid droplets above freezing and yellow represents supercooled liquid droplets. Gray areas are clear (no cloud) based on an IR cloud mask.
Surface METARs every 4 hours beginning at 00 UTC courtesy RAP @ UCAR
12 UTC Maniwaki, QC