Topic: GOES-18 MDS Meso-1


Date/Time Issued: August 16, 2023 0605Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  GOES-18 MDS Meso-1

Requested Center Point: 61.8

Date/Time Initial Impact: August 16, 2023 1500Z  J/Day 228

Date/Time of Expected End:  August 17, 2023 0300Z  J/Day 229

Length of Event: 12 Hours

Requester: Satellite Analysis Branch


Priority:  26 International Request


Details/Specifics of Change:  Request by Meteorological Service of Canada. Wildfires driven by climate change resulting in evacuations of many communities in the NWT. Telecom lines are down and surface observations are limited. Evacuation roads are blocked. Satellite data will help with decision making and forecast production.


Web Site(s) for Applicable Information:  Sdm Total Operational Weather Readiness - Satellites (TOWR-S) Virtual Lab Forum


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