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Michael Becomes An Atlantic Hurricane, Wind Speed More Than Doubled Seen By NASA
2012-09-06 13:04:44

The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season spawned two hurricanes this week and NASA satellites have been monitoring them and providing valuable data to forecasters. NASA's TRMM satellite saw very heavy rainfall and powerful towering thunderstorms in Michael when the storm became a hurricane. Michael's wind speeds more than doubled in 24 hours and it is now a major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Tropical Storm Michael became a hurricane on Sept. 5 and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring...

Hurricane Leslie's Picture Perfect Moment Captured By NASA Satellite
2012-09-06 12:50:23

NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Storm Leslie on Sept. 5 during a picture perfect moment, just as it was being re-classified as a hurricane, and captured two images of the storm. The National Hurricane Center issued the advisory confirming Leslie's hurricane status at 1:45 p.m. EDT after examining visible, infrared, microwave and other data from satellites. Two instruments that fly aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible imagery of Leslie as it was crossing the...

2012-09-06 06:22:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As communities affected by Hurricane Isaac begin to rebuild, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) notes a marked increase in preparedness that saved countless lives and mitigated costs for recovery, a testament to the individuals and organizations that learned from Hurricane Katrina. Isaac, which made landfall in the Gulf Coast on August 28, 2012, took a path eerily similar to Katrina in August 2005. Then, however, response was...

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2012-08-31 22:19:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hurricane Isaac was able to make the Mississippi River run backwards for 24 hours after hitting the Gulf Coast this week. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) instruments recorded the flow of the river, and found that it was running in reverse on Tuesday. The flow reached nearly 182,000 cubic feet per second upriver, and gathered up a height of about 10 feet above average. The agency said that the average flow of the river is...

NASA Watches As Tropical Storm Isaac Soaks US Gulf Coast Region And Lower Mississippi River Valley
2012-08-31 13:02:07

NASA satellites are providing forecasters with data on rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Isaac as it continues to track over Louisiana, Mississippi and spread northward into the lower Mississippi Valley. Isaac has a large supply of rain, drawing its power from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. NASA's TRMM satellite revealed that some areas within Isaac were dropping rainfall at a rate of 2.75 inches per hour. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite twice flew...

2012-08-29 14:20:13

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and various utility providers following Hurricane Katrina. "As a Florida based company we understand what is needed after a storm and we'll do what we can to help," says Rob Tischler CEO of Allstar. Tropical Storm Isaac,...

NASA Infrared Imagery Shows Tropical Storm Kirk Looks More Like A Comet
2012-08-29 15:05:44

Tropical Storm Kirk looks more like a comet than a tropical storm in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite because of wind shear. NASA infrared imagery also revealed powerful thunderstorms around the center of circulation which are indicators that Kirk will continue strengthening. Meanwhile, another low pressure area appears to be organizing in the eastern Atlantic, far to the southeast of Kirk. Tropical Depression Kirk formed from the eleventh tropical depression of the Atlantic...

2012-08-27 23:02:15

Expert guidance on DisasterSafety.org provides home and business owners with a series of ℠how to´ pieces so that they can help prevent storm-related damage Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) August 26, 2012 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) warns that while the exact location of Tropical Storm (which could become Hurricane) Isaac´s landfall remains uncertain, Gulf Coast residents from Florida to north Texas should prepare for severe storm conditions that could...

Tropical Storm Isaac Update
2012-08-27 13:27:21

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly This afternoon all attention is on Tropical Storm Isaac as it continues to head through the Haiti area. As of 12:00PM CDT, Tropical Storm Isaac continued to track West-Northwest over the Gulf of Mexico with estimated winds near 65mph and a pressure of 988mb. Isaac is still forecasted to make landfall as a CAT 1 Hurricane, although there is the possibility that it may reach near CAT 2 strength. The latest satellite image seen above shows that Isaac...

Tropical Storm Isaac and Tropical Depression 10 Racing In Atlantic Seen By NASA
2012-08-22 13:37:07

There are now two active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and NASA is generating satellite imagery to monitor their march westward. Tropical Storm Issac is already bringing rainfall to the Lesser Antilles today, Aug. 22, Tropical Depression 10 formed in the eastern Atlantic, and another low fizzled in the western Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Isaac formed late on Aug. 21 from Tropical Depression 9 and immediately caused warnings and watches. Tropical Depression 10 formed during the...


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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-22 09:33:41

The Hurricane Season starts June 1 for the Atlantic Ocean, however there are times that it may get an early start like here in 2012 were we have our first storm of the season two weeks early. So when does the Atlantic Season run? June 1- November 30 is the best time period for storms to occur.  You can further break these numbers down into regions of the ocean and Gulf of Mexico. For example in the early time period it is common to find storms that form near the coast of Cuba and move...

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