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2011-07-23 06:21:37

It's not often that a satellite can capture an image of more than one tropical cyclone, but the GOES-13 satellite managed to get 3 tropical cyclones in two ocean basins in one image yesterday. Bret and his "sister" Cindy are racing through the North Atlantic, while another area tries to develop far to their south. "Cousin" Dora is still a hurricane in the eastern Pacific. In infrared image taken on July 22 at 0845 UTC (4:45 a.m. EDT), GOES-13 captured Tropical Depression Bret, Tropical Storm...

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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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2011-07-20 11:45:58

Two NASA Satellites confirmed that the heaviest rainfall in Tropical Storm Bret is occurring in the eastern side of the storm. One satellite using precipitation radar measured rainfall, and another satellite using infrared light measured cloud-top temperatures which indicate strength of thunderstorms. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew over tropical storm Bret in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Bahamas on July 19, 2011 at 1118 UTC ( 7:18 a.m. EDT). The early morning...

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2011-07-19 10:08:08

Tropical Storm Bret's cloud tops are getting warmer on NASA infrared satellite imagery. That's an indication that the cloud top heights are dropping and Bret is weakening. High cloud tops in thunderstorms are a clue that there's strong convective uplift. Uplift is the force of warm, moist, and unstable air upward into the atmosphere that condenses into the thunderstorms that power a tropical cyclone. When the uplift is weak, the convection is weak and thunderstorms are less intense than they...

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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...

2008-10-07 09:00:19

Tropical Storm Marco was headed for landfall on Mexico's east coast early Tuesday with 65 mph winds, U.S. forecasters in Miami said. At 5 a.m., the storm was about 105 miles southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch were declared Cabo Rojo south to Veracruz. Marco is the most compact storm of the year's Atlantic season, as its tropical storm-force winds extend 10...

2005-06-29 13:20:00

MIAMI (Reuters) - The second tropical storm of the Atlantichurricane season moved over coastal Mexico on Wednesday,threatening to bring heavy rain of up to 6 inches (15 cm) tomountainous areas. At 8 a.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Bret was near Tuxpan onMexico's Gulf Coast, with maximum winds of 40 mph (64 kph), theU.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was moving west-northwest at 10 mph (16 kph) andwas expected to weaken on Wednesday as it moved inland. Tropical storm warnings...


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