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2011-07-21 15:15:05

Two tropical storms are now in the open waters of the North Atlantic: Bret and Cindy. Both were captured on one image from NASA today. Both storms are hundreds of miles to the east-northeast of Bermuda and pose no threat to land areas. NASA's GOES Project issued an infrared image of both Bret and Cindy today from the GOES-13 satellite, which is operated by NOAA. The NASA GOES Project is housed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. and uses GOES-13 data from NOAA to create...

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2011-07-20 15:15:15

System 99L looks ripe for development in the Atlantic The GOES-13 satellite captured a triple-header in the tropics today when it captured three tropical cyclones in one image in the Northern Hemisphere. A visible image taken from the GOES-13 satellite on July 20 at 14:45 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT) and shows a consolidating low pressure area called System 99L in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Bret several hundred miles east of South Carolina, and a large Hurricane Dora off the...

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2011-07-18 11:00:00

The GOES-13 satellite that monitors weather over the eastern U.S. recorded a movie of the birth and strengthening of the Atlantic Ocean season's second tropical storm. Tropical Storm Bret was born in the northwestern Bahamas and continues to strengthen. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 provides continuous visible and infrared imagery of the eastern U.S. and Atlantic Ocean basin from its position in space. GOES satellites are operated by NOAA, and the NASA...

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2011-06-30 14:05:00

Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall early today and is making its way through northeastern Mexico today as the GOES-13 satellite continues to track its movement. A movie from today's GOES satellite data shows Arlene making that landfall and moving inland. Tropical Storm Arlene never made to hurricane strength, but did become a strong tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph. To be classified hurricane strength maximum winds need to be 74 mph or greater. As a strong tropical...

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2011-06-29 10:47:36

Have you ever seen a low pressure area develop into a full-fledged tropical storm? The GOES-13 satellite has and now you can see it in a new animation released today from NASA and NOAA. System 95L strengthened and became the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season's first tropical storm, named Arlene. It happened at 8 p.m. EDT on June 27 in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, and the GOES-13 satellite caught the storm coming together. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13...

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2011-06-21 18:00:00

Hurricane Beatriz is skirting the southwestern Mexican coast today, June 21 and bringing heavy rains and high surf to coastal areas, including Mexico's biggest port. NASA satellite imagery showed that Beatriz seemed to develop an eye that opened on microwave imagery and closed on visible imagery, appearing to give satellites a "wink." Last night (June 20, 2011) by 8 p.m. EDT, heavy rains were spreading over the southwestern Mexican coast. At that time, Beatriz was still a tropical storm. By...

2011-06-21 13:10:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as the nation experiences a rash of record-breaking storms and floods, a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation shows the public remains unprepared for either. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/troubled-waters-ahead-124294034.html "Historically we do a lot better job reacting to a disaster than preparing for it," said Rob Vining, national director...

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2011-06-08 18:00:00

The first tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is now the first tropical storm, and two satellites are providing NASA insights into its thunderstorms, rainfall, and intensity. NASA satellite data on newly born Tropical Storm Adrian shows high cloud tops and moderate rainfall, indications that the storm is getting stronger, triggering a tropical storm watch in Mexico. Tropical Depression 1E is the first tropical depression of 2011 and formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean early on...

2011-06-07 08:41:00

JOPLIN, Mo., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors are being hired to haul debris and clear the way for restoration. "Life is all around us and we honor it by moving forward. The devastation is so bad it hurts my heart," said William Lombardo, President of Risk Management Disaster Service Inc. "I have over a million cubic yards of devastated homes and tree debris to move ASAP." "Yesterday there was about 68,000 cubic yards of debris hauled and that is just the beginning. As we add more...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina's Office of News and Internal Communications has compiled a list of faculty experts, many of whom conducted research along the Southeast coast and Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for reporters who are covering hurricane, environmental and weather-related stories. To arrange interviews, call 803-777-5400 and ask for the media relations contact listed with each entry. Preparedness and policy Dr....


Latest Atlantic hurricane season Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 18:43:58

Debbie formed in the warm waters of the Southeast Gulf and slowly moved northward. Debbie got picked up by the trough which was located to the North of it for a time which allowed it to make the initial turn towards Florida. Once it got near Florida, it got stuck in between the trough and ridge that was back to the west causing the storm to stall in one place or become stationary. This occurred just of the coast of Florida which resulted in a huge disaster for the state. Now Debbie has become...

The Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Beryl
2012-07-10 18:26:09

Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012, began in advance of the actually start of the season. On the evening of May 25, 2012 Beryl started out as an area of Low pressure off the Southeast Coast with an estimated pressure near 1002mb. Beryl further moved southeastward towards the Florida coast near Jacksonville. Beryl also intensified into a Tropical Storm with winds near 70mph prior to making landfall. In the overnight hours of May 28 just after...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

Heavy Rain Batters The Gulf Coast From Louisiana To The Florida Panhandle
2012-07-10 17:50:51

GULF COAST UNITED STATES The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region. Thunderstorms and very heavy rain started in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and continued all the way through Sunday Night. An upper level feature began to slide through Eastern Texas towards the Gulf of Mexico and this interacted with a quasi-stationary front that was situated along the Northern Gulf Coast. The two features acted together to create a very...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...

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