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57497479
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GOMEX and FLORIDA ?
      #1984 - Wed Aug 14 2002 10:19 PM

OK, some one has to go first so it might as well be me. When a met refers to the GOM residents or Gulf States they seem to separate Florida? I have heard many times for instance, all the Gulf States should keep an eye on this system including Florida residents. Would we not be a part of the East GOM? I am at a point that when I hear some one talking about the GOM but they don't specifically mention Florida then I don't anticipate us being at risk or affected by the storm in question. Can someone please explain why there is a separation made? T. Leap



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Here's my take...
      #2000 - Thu Aug 15 2002 02:53 PM

When I hear the term "Gulf Coast", I think of Mississippi. When we were kids, every vacation was on the Gulf Coast. That might have been anywhere from Waveland/Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs.

Florida has so much coastline that it's pretty much an entity unto itself. I guess the term Gulf Coast often refers to SE LA, MS, AL and NW FL. But in reality, it runs practically from Florida City all the way around to Brownsville.

When a storm is heading toward the (northern) Gulf Coast, there's also the chance that it will stall or take the NE curve while over water. Anyone to the right of the storm can be at risk. So anyone from Tampa around to Pensacola/Perdido Key needs to be included in advisories.

For the official answer, you probably ought to e-mail NHC/TPC and get their take (if they have one).

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Re: Here's my take...
      #2005 - Fri Aug 16 2002 06:17 AM

Hey Steve thanks for your answer.

Toni

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Channel 2 and Channel 4 Imagery
      #2007 - Fri Aug 16 2002 10:36 AM

Can someone please explain to me what the differences are in the IR imagery with the two different channels. I know why I like the Channel 2 when trying to see if something is really developing but I don't know why that is so. What and how do they differ? Does one pick up upper clouds whereas one picks up lower clouds? Can someone please explain how they differ and when someone should use the various satelitte imagery. I've always wondered but never asked and thought this would be the best place to do so.

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Re: Channel 2 and Channel 4 Imagery
      #2036 - Sat Aug 17 2002 04:13 PM

i think they basically give you the same info, just using different false-color schemes.. IR2 imagery is especially useful at night since the movement of low clouds is almost as apparent as with daytime visibles. IR4 false colors are more distinct and are niftier for telling cloud top temperatures.. convective intensity and such. i personally use IR2 more often.. visible by day, IR2 by night.. to see if convection is distorting or curving the wind field at lower levels.
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Re: Channel 2 and Channel 4 Imagery
      #2041 - Sat Aug 17 2002 07:10 PM

Actually, you were pretty close! Try this:
GOES Satellite Channels - Colorado State

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