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New satellite to warn of severe weather by watching lightning

NOAA and NASA’s next generation weather satellite may provide earlier warnings A new satellite that will detect the lightning inside storm clouds may lead to valuable improvements in tornado detection. The GOES-R satellite is currently being built with new technology … Continue reading

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Tornado outbreak tracking

By Rob Gutro NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center A satellite animation of NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite imagery showed the movement of the front that triggered severe storms and tornadoes in several states on February 29, 2012. Today, NASA released a GOES … Continue reading

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NOAA Hurricane Image: Irene almost one-third the size of US east coast

From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NOAA satellites Hurricane Irene almost one-third the size of US east coast Hurricane Irene is a major hurricane, and NOAA/NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about one-third the length of the U.S. Atlantic … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Time Lapse Movie

48 hours of imagery from the GOES 13 satellite in one movie sequence. Shows development and strengthening over the path. The animation includes sped up infrared and visible frames of data from the GOES-13 satellite and is squeezed down to … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Beatriz – the six hour “shorty”

50 years ago, we’d never have counted this as a tropical storm. As outlined recently in New peer reviewed study: Surge in North Atlantic hurricanes due to better detectors, not climate change, its the technology that enables counting storms that would … Continue reading

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Hurricane season starts today

From NASA Goddard- Atlantic hurricane season sticks to the calendar: System 93L NOTE: I’ve posted the most current image below, the system has already crossed the Florida peninsula and is now in the Gulf of Mexico – Anthony Hurricane season … Continue reading

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A new “low” for desperation ?

Wow this merits a NOAA press release, there’s a low in the Atlantic! GOES-13 sees an extraordinarily early Atlantic low in the tropics Hurricane season doesn’t start in the Northern Atlantic Ocean until June 1, but a low pressure system … Continue reading

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