Tip for those who are wanting to quickly and easily revive existing procedures or perspectives containing GOES-16 data. When loading these procedures/perspectives since GOES-16 data returned on 12/14 in the GOES-East position, GOES-16 data will not load. This is because GOES-16 data is now accessed through the “GOES-16” > “Imagery/Derived/Diff/RGB” > “East FD/CONUS/Meso” menus instead of from “Center“.
You could go through and manually reload the imagery/products from the correct menu and save the procedure/perspective. Alternatively and quicker, you could load and edit the xml file(s) associated with your GOES-16 containing procedure perspectives. Simply replace all instances of TFD with EFD, TCONUS with ECONUS, and TMESO with EMESO and save the .xml. Your ITO or SOO should be able to show you where to find these files.
For fun, below is 1-min visible imagery of mountain wave clouds over the Pennsylvania Appalachians from this morning. Recent snowfall across the region is also diagnosed.
-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.”