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DIANMU Strikes Korea

Posted by feww on August 11, 2010

TS DIANMU Strikes Southern Coast of Korean Peninsula


TS DIANMU– Visible  Satellite Image (1km Res). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Dianmu winds topped speeds of 100 km/hr (gusts of 130 km/hr) before slamming into Korean Peninsula. The above natural-color image was captured by  MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on August 10. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG)


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Tropical Storm Colin – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on August 4, 2010

Tropical Depression Four Strengthens into Tropical Storm Colin

Colin is the third tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.


TS COLIN – IR (NHC Enhancement) Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

TS COLIN Summary of status at 5:45UTC on August 04, 2010 [Estimated by Fire-Earth]

  • Location: Near 16.9N 57.5W
  • Position: About 465 km (250NM) NNE (27.3 degrees) of Barbados
  • Max Sustained Winds: 60 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 85 km/hr
  • Movement: WNW (290 degrees) at 30 km/hr
  • Max Wave Heights: 1.2m (4 feet)


A natural-color image of Tropical Storm Colin captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra on 9:40 a.m. EDT (13:40 UTC). Click image to enlarge.
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Image shows the storm’s rainfall amounts, as measured by NASA’s TRMM, on August 2, 2010. Source: NASA. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (121 KB, JPEG)

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TS Agatha Strikes Guatemala, Kills 13

Posted by feww on May 30, 2010

Agatha, the First Pacific Tropical Storm of 2010, Slams into Guatemala, Killing 13 People

TS Agatha struck Guatemala’s Pacific coast close to the Mexican border killing at least 13 people in Guatemala and El Salvador

Guatemalan government declared a state of emergency as torrential rain pummeled the Central American country, triggering mudslides that buried homes, cut off roads and threatened to destroy much of the nation’s coffee crop.

At least four people were killed when mudslide buried their home near Alomolonga, about 200 west of the capital, Guatemala City, according to government sources.

U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm could dump about 50cm of rain over Guatemala, El Salvador and southeastern Mexico, and possibly as much as 65cm in some areas, leading to flash floods and mudslides.

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