Category Archives: Hurricanes
Hurricane Irma just after it gained Category 5 status on September 6th, 2017. Image from NOAA GOES-16 satellite.
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This is something you don’t see every day.
From NOAA EVL – Satellite Captures Rare Cloud Rotation in the Desert
This small low pressure system is bringing rain to the area around Twentynine Palms, CA. The remnants of a storm that developed over the Gulf of California, the low has taken on an anticyclonic rotation as it moves north northwest. This image was taken by GOES East at 1715Z on July 6, 2011.
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Hurricane Earl: The Astronaut View
The relatively placid view from the International Space Station belied the potent forces at work in Hurricane Earl as it hovered northeast of Puerto Rico on Aug. 30, 2010. With maximum sustained winds of 135 miles (215 kilometers) per hour, the storm was classified as a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale as it passed north of the Virgin Islands.