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Tornado Storm System Captured by Weather Satellites

Image: Infrared satellite image of Deadly storm
An infrared satellite image shows the storms path that produced more than 30 tornadoes. CIMSS

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An infrared satellite image acquired by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) shows the complex thunderstorm system that produced at least 31 tornadoes through the Plains and South on Sunday, leaving at least 18 people dead.

CIMSS scientists provide crucial information to help meteorologists observe and predict local weather events, including thunderstorms and tornadoes.

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