The satellite covering the east coast is out of service. It cannot find the earth. It malfunctioned overnight, but a backup is being implemented. It’s crucial to get a satellite up and running as it’s one of the first things meteorologist look at to see if storms are developing.
Here’s the announcement:
GOES-13 suffered an anomaly overnight — the Star Tracker is not functioning, which means the satellite cannot find the Earth. The anomaly started at 0340 UTC 22 May, and at 0429 UTC, GOES West (GOES-15) began a full disk schedule.
GOES-14, in standby at 105 W, has been activated; the first images from GOES-14 will be available at 0500 UTC 23 May. In the meantime, GOES engineers are working on a solution to GOES-13′s problems. An update from the Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) is scheduled for around Noon eastern time.
This is so sad. Dogs are such loyal amd. amazing creatures.
Before and after photos of the EF-5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma Monday. One thing that’s easy to see is about the only way to survive the worst of this storm is to be underground.
(Source: nevver, via npr)