Two Storms GOES 16 v 17

Being on the western edge in the North Platte County Warning area we did a comparison versus GOES 16 and 17 with the GLM Flash Extent Density. At first there wasn’t much of a difference, but when storms started to ramp up more and we had a decent eastern and western storm there was a difference.

As you can see our eastern storm shows up better on GOES 16 and not as good on GOES 17. Meanwhile the western storm there is a much greater difference in the Flash Extent Density (and Total Optical Energy) on GOES 17. This matches with what was stated at the initial discussion this morning that GOES 17 may work better with western storms.