GOES-16 arrived safely at the GOES-East position (75.2W) on Dec 11, and dataflow resumed, including to NWS AWIPS, early on Dec 14. In AWIPS, GOES-16 data can be accessed from the “East Full Disk/CONUS/Mesoscale” sub-menus in the GOES-16 menu. Forecaster procedures that include GOES-16 products and imagery will need to be updated. Offices may resume requesting Mesoscale Domain Sectors (MDS) of 1-min and 30-sec imagery. The CONUS sector from GOES-16 as GOES-East is visualized in Figure 1.
GOES-16 has not yet been declared the operational GOES-East satellite, so the “preliminary, non-operational” tag is still necessary. This designation is expected to occur by Dec 20.
GOES-13 will remain at the GOES-East position (75W) and data flowing into AWIPS until Jan 3. GOES-13 will reach its storage location at 60W on Jan 22.
-Bill Line, NWS
“The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing. Users bear all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are utilized.”