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Hurricane Tomas Intensifies to Cat 2

Posted by feww on October 31, 2010

Tomas Strengthens to a Cat 2 Hurricane, Headed Toward Haiti

Hurricane Tomas, the 12th hurricane of 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, has strengthened in the eastern Caribbean and continues moving WNW, possibly toward Haiti.


Hurricane Tomas. IR Satellite Image with projected trajectories superimposed. Source: NOAA/TPC via CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

“The hurricane swept over St. Lucia and St. Vincent on Saturday, damaging homes, knocking out power and blocking roads with flooding and debris. There were no immediate reports of any deaths,” a report said.

“We have over 100 homes that have lost roofs. We expect that to increase,” said Michelle Forbes, head of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent.

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Mischievous BONNIE Heads Toward GOM

Posted by feww on July 23, 2010

Image of the Day

Tropical Storm BONNIE about to Hit Florida Coast on the Way to Gulf of Mexico

BONNIE is the second named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


Tropical Storm Bonnie – Visible/IR Satellite Image.
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.



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Tropical Depression One: Forecast

Posted by feww on June 26, 2010

Tropical Depression One: Initial Motion Highly Uncertain

Tropical Depression One Moving West-Northwestward Toward Belize and the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico.


GOES EAST – IR Satellite Image (AVNCOLOR Enhancement). Click image to update.

Summary of Details @ 11:00 pm EDT 03:00 UTC (source: NHC)

  • Location: 16.7N 84.4W
  • Distances:
    • About 415 km (255 miles) ESE of Belize City
    • About 460 km (285 miles) ESE of Chetumal, Mexico
  • Maximum sustained winds 55 km/hr (35 mph)
  • Present movement: WNW or 295 degrees at 15 km/hr (9 mph)
  • Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb, 753.1mm (29.65 inches)

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center (NOAA)


Click image to update forecast track.

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Atlantic and East Pacific Oceans

Satellite Imagery (GOES 12 Floater/NOAA/SSD)

Loops/ Satellite Animations (GOES 12; NOAA/SSD)

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TC Phet, SST and Intercontinental Dust Storms

Posted by feww on June 4, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Phet Could Reorganize Rapidly after Leaving Oman


Cyclone Phet, Water Vapor Image (4-km res)
. Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.


Cyclone Phet, Visible/ IR Image (2-km res)
. Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.

Sea Surface Temperatures Warm Enough for Busy 2010 Hurricane Season


A color-coded image from Japan’s Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite shows sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Atlantic Ocean and part of the Pacific Ocean. Source: NASA E/O

Saharan Dust Blown Across the Atlantic


Photo-like satellite image taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite during successive orbits and stitched together on June 1, 2010, shows a Saharan dust plume approaching the northeast coast of South America, about 8,000km away.  “Each year, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere winter, storms like the one pictured here deliver about 40 million tons of dust from the Sahara to the Amazon River Basin.” Source: NASA E/O

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