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Tropical Storm Nadine And 2 Developing Lows Spotted By NASA
2012-09-21 14:43:06

NOAA's GOES satellite captured Tropical Storm Nadine in the eastern Atlantic, another low pressure area forming in the central Atlantic, and a developing low in the eastern Pacific.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lane Fizzles In A Blanket Of Low Clouds Seen By NASA
2012-09-19 12:55:21

Former Hurricane Lane has fizzled and its remnant circulation was spotted in a blanket of low clouds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Hurricane Lane Punched In The Eye Seen By Nasa
2012-09-19 07:29:28

Powerful thunderstorms wrapped tightly around Hurricane Lane's center as it continued moving through the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Eastern Pacific Storms Power Up And Down Seen By NASA
2012-09-17 16:54:10

While Tropical Storm Kristy faded into a remnant low pressure area, Lane strengthened into a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Kristy Weakens, Other System Developing Seen By NASA's Aqua Satellite
2012-09-14 15:39:49

The Eastern Pacific Ocean has become "tropically" alive on NASA satellite data today, Sept. 14.

New Eastern Pacific Tropical Depression Infrared Identification Given By NASA
2012-09-13 08:38:28

One of NASA's infrared "eyes" is an instrument that flies aboard the Aqua satellite, and it provided data that helped forecasters determine that low pressure "System 90E" strengthened into the eastern Pacific Ocean's eleventh tropical depression.

Hot Towers In Ileana That Indicated Its Increase to Hurricane Status Spotted By NASA
2012-08-31 16:57:05

Hot Towers are towering clouds that emit a tremendous amount of latent heat (thus, called "hot").

An Active Tropical Atlantic Seen By NASA Again
2012-08-21 14:22:07

The Atlantic Ocean is kicking into high gear with low pressure areas that have a chance at becoming tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes.

Hints That Tropical Depression 7 May Be Reborn Seen By Satellite
2012-08-18 15:51:44

Satellite imagery on August 17 is showing signs of re-organization in the remnants of Tropical Depression 7 (TD7).

Fading Tropical Storm Hector and TD7's Remnants Seen By GOES-15 Satellite
2012-08-16 08:54:53

Two tropical cyclones were spotted from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite today, August 15.


Latest Pacific hurricane season Reference Libraries

Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Aletta
2012-07-23 11:08:03

Tropical Storm Aletta was the first storm of the Eastern Pacific Season and it formed on May 14 off the coast of Central America. 11AM on May 14th Aletta had winds near 35mph and a central pressure of 1006mb. By May 15th Aletta had strong enough winds to support tropical storm status. The 17th of May found Aletta out in the Eastern Pacific interacting with colder waters and quickly weakened back to Tropical Depression strength. May 19th brought the last day of Aletta as it started to interact...

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 21:18:27

Tropical Cyclones have a life cycle they go through. The first stage is referred to as a wave when the satellite imagery picks up on an area of thunderstorm developing in the ocean in the tropical region. If the thunderstorms hold together and get better organized it will then get upgraded to a tropical depression. During this stage of its life it will have a better organization to its thunderstorms and also the winds will be increasing. The third stage that occurs is the formation of a...

The Nor’easter of April 2012
2012-05-07 14:43:40

What makes a Nor’easter so special to the world of weather? Is it because of the massive region that is impacted or is it because of the strength of the storm? Both of these statements are true. Nor’easters are most common in the late fall through early spring.  They form when conditions are favorable for their development. Most typically what happens is, an area of Low pressure will form in the southern plains and move eastward. As you can see from our April storm the system started...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.