The GOES-16 satellite is a "game changer" in weather forecasting. Now forecasters are able to see severe storms in almost real time. The high-resolution images help predict major storms days in advance to help save lives and protect property.
Shortly after launch, while still in the testing phase, GOES-16 played a major part in forecasting three unprecedented hurricanes over this past summer. The satellite wasn't supposed to be in service yet, but the high-resolution data was so important, forecasters began to use it. Many credit the new satellite technology for saving thousands.
West Street worked with StormCenter Communications to tell the story of this new remarkable technology. The video was produced for an audience of meteorologists at the annual AMS convention.