Satsquatch is one of the best apps for storm chasers on the market today!
It features all the mesoanalysis essentials you need and every satellite view you could ever dream of with a customizable drag/pinch/scroll type of map customization to make sure you can see the exact view you want to see.
There is so, so, so much I love about this app — and there is also so, so, so much to cover.
This video is good for people who are wanting to maybe dip their toes into Satsquatch to be sure, but it is also a pretty solid overview of the various satellite and mesoanalysis products available out their period.
If you ever wondered what the difference in the Red Visible vs. Blue Visible imagery on GOES-16 was, well this video is going to get into that and more!
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I wanted to share my two favorite views on the app as a bonus to newsletter subscribers.
The first is very simple: Red visible satellite view and METARs. This is a very basic view but it is literally the thing every weather app should include (radar or satellite + surface observations). This allows me to do a lot of things at once given that my initial forecast training was bottom-up and not top-down. I tend to chase surface patterns as much as anything (I’ll need to make a video of this sometime).
The second is my preferred view when I’m trying to discern which target will be more favorable for tornadoes. I overlay 0-3km CAPE with 0-1km SRH. There is a growing set of evidence showing that numbers of greater than 100 on both of these indexes are increasingly favorable for tornadoes, all things being equal. So when I’m trying to decide between a couple of targets, I tend to choose the one that has the better overlay of numbers.
Hope you enjoy the video!