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Offline Gerry0587

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GOES 16 Storm Floaters?
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:44:22 PM »
Since the NOAA storm floaters are no longer available, is it possible to use the GOES 16 satellite data feed to make my own storm/hurricane floaters and embed them to my website?
Are there any scripts available?


Offline gwwilk

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Re: GOES 16 Storm Floaters?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 07:22:14 AM »
Wait some more???  (Search for 'floater' on this page.)  As I read this page, it may, or may not, be in the offing.
Regards, Jerry Wilkins

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Re: GOES 16 Storm Floaters?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 09:31:17 AM »

For the time being, these are all the "tropical floaters" we get, shown below from the orficial [ssd.noaa] floater page.
IOW, none at all from GOES-16/East for the North Atlantic and East Pacific at this time.
All other world ocean areas have satellite floater coverage available, if a cyclone is present.

"Tropical Cyclone Imagery - Storm Floaters
  Floaters Last Updated:   Tue Jul 10 12:45:10 UTC 2018

North Atlantic Not Available *
East Pacific Not Available *

Central Pacific No Storms
West Pacific  92W  Maria [both active storms linked ATT]

Mediterranean Sea No Storms
Arabian Sea No Storms
Bay of Bengal No Storms
South Indian No Storms

South Pacific No Storms
South Atlantic No Storms

* Floater imagery is not available from GOES-16 (GOES-East).

These floaters are fully automated and dependent upon input to the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast (ATCF) system, which is provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). Once these agencies have input their last fix into the ATCF, our web floater remains active for an additional 18 hours before being removed."

So, until NOAA does whatever it has to do to make those nice hi-res GOES-16/East floater images available, it's zipzilchnadapau for two of the most important ocean areas there are, the NA & EP (to most of us anyway).

Offline Gerry0587

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Re: GOES 16 Storm Floaters?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 10:30:09 AM »
Thanks for your responses!

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to be able to create something like this:

Do you think a script of this is possible?