SatSquatch - GOES Weather Satellite Viewer

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4.3
34 reviews
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About this app

WARNING: SatSquatch will use large amounts of data, especially when animating loops. WiFi or unlimited data plan is recommended for heavy use.

SatSquatch is a tool designed for weather professionals and enthusiasts looking to display imagery from the GOES weather satellites (GOES-16 & GOES-17) in a user-friendly and responsive interface.

The base version of SatSquatch allows access to all available base satellite layers (full list below) as well as custom derived products such as true color or visible/infrared composite layers. The application also allows users to loop through the last 15 images and toggle overlays for their location, state borders, country borders, major highways, etc.

Upgrade to SatSquatch Pro (4.99/mo) to overlay vital meteorological information such as temperature, dewpoint, or derived quantities such as convective available potential energy (CAPE) from our custom mesoanalysis. Our mesoanalysis updates at a high frequency (every 15 minutes) and at a fine resolution (grid spacing of ~3km).

A free, web-based version of this tool is located at https://satsquatch.com/map/

Available Layers:

--Visible--
- Band 1: Blue Visible
- Band 2: Red Visible

--Infrared--
- Band 7: Shortwave Window IR
- Band 8: Upper-level Water Vapor IR
- Band 9: Mid-level Water Vapor IR
- Band 14: Legacy Window IR

--Derived--
- True Color
- Snow/Ice RGB
- Day Microphysics RGB
- Fog Detection
- Vis/IR Composite

Available Sectors:
- CONUS
- Full Disk (Slightly truncated N and S)
- Mesoscale1
- Mesoscale2
Updated on
Dec 23, 2020

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4.3
34 reviews
Adam Golsby
August 29, 2019
The positive: great interface. That makes it immediately better than most of the apps out there. The bad: it didn't have the full suite of bands available from GOES-16. It also seemed to use a lower resolution than the raw imagery, though I didn't feel certain enough about that to deduct another star. If these change with a future update, I'd be glad to reinstall it.
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Michael M.
May 10, 2019
I like the dark grey and blue state borders look of the map. Overall it seems like a high quality app. However there are a few issues which leave me disappointed. The app Force closes when switching layers. Loop playback always glitches, missing frames and missing portions of image. sometimes zooming out helps. Only a small amount of map overlays available unless you want to pay more. I dont feel its worth wait I paid.
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Wxbyte LLC
May 10, 2019
Hello! Thanks for trying out the app, we're sorry to hear that you're not 100% happy with it! It sounds like the force close on switching layers is a bug - if you send us an email at support@wxbyte.com we can try to get that sorted out. If not, we'd be happy to issue you a refund.
John McFarland
April 15, 2019
I've been waiting for a Satellite app that gives us the data we are looking for! this works great. I'm using the pro mode and it's excellent! The only suggestion I'd have is app remembering the last map mode you were on. If you close the app completely you will have to reset it, but that's a very minor thing!
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Wxbyte LLC
May 2, 2019
Thank you, John! The app should save it's state unless force closed - we'll look into that bug and see what we can do.

What's new

- Added surface station (METAR) plots to mesoanalysis overlays (NOTE: this layer updates only once per hour and does not animate)
- Added basic color customization for METAR plots and borders/roads