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Hurricane Earl Pummels NC Coast

Posted by feww on September 3, 2010

Earl Downgraded to a Cat 2 Hurricane, Still Dangerous

Hurricane earl batters North Carolina coast, moving north toward New England and Canada.

Hurricane Earl Is/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Warnings and watches along the Atlantic coast include North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine as well as several areas in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces, Canada, a report said.

Hurricane Earl natural-color image
captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite 15:29 UTC  on September 2. “Earl shows visible characteristics of a powerful hurricane—large size, spiral arms, and a distinct eye. Clouds from Earl extend primarily over North Carolina and Virginia.” Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge.

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Awesome EARL Powers Toward U.S. Coast

Posted by feww on September 2, 2010

What’s worse than a major hurricane making landfall?

EARL Now a Cat 4B Hurricane Packing Sustained Winds of 235km/hr, Intensifying

Hurricane EARL
– GOES Satellite Floater Imagery. Click image to enlarge

Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Image

Animate image. Click image to enlarge.

Hurricane Earl

Hurricane EARL – natural-color image was captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite at 2 p.m. EDT on September 1, 2010. The Bahamas are immediately west of the storm. Download large image (6 MB, JPEG) – Image acquired September 1, 2010. Click image to enlarge.

Hurricane Earl – The Astronaut View

This photograph was captured with a digital SLR camera by a NASA astronaut, Douglas Wheelock, on August 30, 2010, showing Earl with a distinct eye that spanned about 28 kilometers. Full caption here.

POES Composite  –  (Daily Sea Surface Temps)

  • Atlantic Ocean Current Temp: Image – Loop\

Other Satellite Images o EARL

Satellite Imagery (GOES 12 Floater/NOAA/SSD).
West Atlantic – IR (Aviation Color Enhancement). Click image to enlarge.

Loops/ Satellite Animations (GOES 12; NOAA/SSD).  Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Sector – Infrared. Click image to animate.

For more images and animation, go to Satellite Imagery

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Storm Extravaganza

Posted by feww on August 31, 2010

Hurricane Season Could Get Busier Still

L-R:  HURRICANE EARL, Tropical Storm FIONA, T.S. DANIELLE, Invest Area 98L, T.S. LIONROCK, T.S. NAMTHEUN, Typhoon KOMPASU. Click image to enlarge.

Hurricane EARL

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

Hurricane EARL: Summary of status at 11:10UTC on August 31, 2010 [Estimated by Fire-Earth]

  • Location: Near 20.8N 67.1W
  • Position: About 205 km (110NM) NNW of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Max Sustained Winds: 225 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 270 km/hr
  • Movement: WNW (290 degrees) at 20 km/hr
  • Max Wave Heights: 4.1m (12 feet)
  • Sources: JTWC and others

EARL is at category 4A strength on the  FEWW New Hurricane Scale.

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