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  Special Message from NHC Issued Dec 29 1800 UTC   
The GOES-16 Satellite is now officially GOES-East. As a result, many of the webpages designed for the retired GOES-13 satellite are not currently available, including floater imagery and Atlantic tropical sectors. Please be patient while this transition occurs. Imagery for the U.S., Gulf of Mexico, East Coast, and the Caribbean are available in the links below. Please note that these images do not originate on the NHC website.

Please Note:  These images do not originate from the NHC website.

Unless otherwise noted, the images linked from this page are located on servers at the Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD) of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).

Please direct all questions and comments regarding GOES-E (GOES-16) images to:
- the NESDIS STAR webmaster at NESDIS.STAR.Webmaster@noaa.gov
All other questions can be sent to:
- the NESDIS SPSD at SSDWebmaster@noaa.gov

If you are looking for high resolution, photographic quality satellite imagery of hurricanes and other storms please visit NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory.

General Satellite Status Messages, including Outages

General Imagery
GOES-E Full Disk and Composite Images
GOES-W Full Disk and Composite Images
METEOSAT Full Disk (East Atlantic/Africa)
GOES Severe Storm Sector

Resources
Enhancement Descriptions
Satellite Imagery FAQ
The GOES Imager Tutorial


GOES-E Full Disk (Atlantic)
GeoColor - Hi-Res - Loop
Visible -  Hi-Res - Loop
Shortwave-IR -  Hi-Res - Loop
IR -  Hi-Res - Loop
Water Vapor -  Hi-Res - Loop
East Pacific
Visible - Loop
IR - Loop
Water Vapor - Loop
US East Coast/Gulf of Mexico
GeoColor - Loop
Visible - Loop
Shortwave-IR - Loop
IR - Loop
Water Vapor - Loop

GOES Floater and Tropical Sector Imagery – 30 minute updates

Please note that GOES Floater and Tropical Sector Imagery is not currently available for GOES-E.

Atlantic Views

Atlantic Wide View
GeoColor  Image - Loop
Visible  Image - Loop
Shortwave-IR  Image - Loop
IR  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

Gulf of Mexico
GeoColor  Image - Loop
Visible  Image - Loop
Shortwave-IR  Image - Loop
IR  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

Caribbean
GeoColor  Image - Loop
Visible  Image - Loop
Shortwave-IR  Image - Loop
IR  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

US Atlantic Coast
GeoColor  Image - Loop
Visible  Image - Loop
Shortwave-IR  Image - Loop
IR  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

Puerto Rico
GeoColor  Image - Loop
Visible  Image - Loop
Shortwave-IR  Image - Loop
IR  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

DMSP SSM/IS
Microwave Imagery

Atlantic Wide
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop
Surface Winds  Image - Loop

Western Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Caribbean
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Central Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Eastern Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Gulf of Mexico
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop
Surface Winds  Image - Loop

Eastern United States
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Northwest Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

North Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop
Surface Winds  Image - Loop

East & Central Pacific Wide
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop
Surface Winds  Image - Loop

Central Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

East Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Eastern East Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Western United States
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Northwest Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

Northeast Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image
Surface Winds  Image

AMSU Imagery

Atlantic Wide
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop

Western Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Caribbean
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Central Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Eastern Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Gulf of Mexico
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop

Eastern United States
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Northwest Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

North Atlantic
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop

East & Central Pacific Wide
Precipitable Water  Image - Loop
Rain Rate  Image - Loop

Central Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

East Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Eastern East Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Western United States
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Northwest Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Northeast Pacific
Precipitable Water  Image
Rain Rate  Image

Pacific Views

GOES-West
(30 minute updates)

East & Central Pacific Wide View
Visible  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR AVN  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR JSL  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR RGB  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Funktop  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
Water Vapor  Image - Loop - Animated GIF

East Pacific
Visible  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR AVN  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR JSL  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR RGB  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Funktop  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
Water Vapor  Image - Loop - Animated GIF

Central Pacific
Visible  Image - Loop
IR AVN  Image - Loop
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop
IR JSL  Image - Loop
IR RGB  Image - Loop
IR Funktop  Image - Loop
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - ;Loop

Hawaii
Visible  Image - Loop
IR AVN  Image - Loop
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop
IR JSL  Image - Loop
IR RGB  Image - Loop
IR Funktop  Image - ;Loop
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

Northeast Pacific
Visible  Image - Loop
IR AVN  Image - Loop
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop
IR JSL  Image - Loop
IR RGB  Image - Loop
IR Funktop  Image - Loop
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

Western United States
Visible  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR AVN  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR JSL  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR RGB  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Funktop  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
Water Vapor  Image - Loop - Animated GIF

Himawari-8
(30 minute updates)

West Pacific Wide View
Visible  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR AVN  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR JSL  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR RGB  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Funktop  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
Water Vapor  Image - Loop - Animated GIF

West Pacific
Visible  Image - Loop
IR AVN  Image - Loop
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop
IR JSL  Image - Loop
IR RGB  Image - Loop
IR Funktop  Image - Loop
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

Northwest Pacific
Visible  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR AVN  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR JSL  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR RGB  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
IR Funktop  Image - Loop
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop - Animated GIF
Water Vapor  Image - Loop - Animated GIF

West Central Pacific
Visible  Image - Loop
IR AVN  Image - Loop
IR Shortwave  Image - Loop
IR Dvorak*  Image - Loop
IR Unenhanced  Image - Loop
IR JSL  Image - Loop
IR RGB  Image - Loop
IR Funktop  Image - Loop
IR Rainbow  Image - Loop
Water Vapor  Image - Loop

POES Composite
(Daily Sea Surface Temperatures)

Atlantic
Current  Image - Loop
E Pacific
Current  Image - Loop
NOTE:  More images on the NHC SST page

Satellite images courtesy of NESDIS Satellite Services Division (NOAA).
*The Dvorak Technique and Descriptions of the Image Enhancements are available.


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