26 April 2016
The spare GOES 14 weather satellite can send back an image every minute, and it was turned on today to give forecasters a look at the tornado and severe storms developing in the Plains. We will see this imagery more frequently in the future after the launch of the GOES R weather satellite next fall. You can see the imagery at the link below, but you will need a good connection, and a recent computer to handle the loop of high resolution images. Give it at least 90 seconds to load.
Here is the same view in IR, showing the temperatures of the cloud tops.