Hurricane Irene Time Lapse Movie

GOES-13 satellite saw Hurricane Irene entering the Bahamas on August 24, 2011 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT).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 36 seconds. The movie shows satellite imagery that was captured in 15 minute intervals from August 22 at 8:40 a.m. EDT (1240 UTC) until August 24 at 8:40 a.m. EDT shows Irene moving over Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and toward the southeastern Bahamas. Irene’s eye becomes visible on August 24 at 0055 UTC (Aug. 23 at 8:55 p.m. EDT).

Irene became a major hurricane at 8 a.m. EDT today, August 24, 2011 as it headed toward the Crooked and Acklins Islands in the Bahamas. Irene’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 115 mph (186 kmh) making Category three status. Additional strengthening is forecast by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). See the movie:

GOES-13 satellite imagery in 15 minute intervals from August 22 at 8:40 a.m. EDT (1240 UTC) until August 24 at 8:40 a.m. EDT shows Irene moving over Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and toward the southeastern Bahamas. Irene’s eye becomes visible on August 24 at 0055 UTC (Aug. 23 at 8:55 p.m. EDT).

Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters

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August 24, 2011 7:25 pm

ok, its back now. She is already as big as Texas!

Tom in Florida
August 24, 2011 7:36 pm

Something else to look at. Starting around the 19 sec mark look at the Florida peninsula and watch a wave of energy rush across to the west.

LeeHarvey
August 24, 2011 8:41 pm

@ Tom –
You mean sunrise?

Mike Bromley the Kurd
August 24, 2011 9:25 pm

@ Tom….that’s…the….Terminator.

August 24, 2011 9:27 pm

Citizens of Science! The advent of Irene and the recent powering-up beyond the projections of standard models were predicted IN DETAIL in our WeatherAction LongRange (85days ahead) forecast and our ENDGAME Forecasts which state how the details of IRENE track and strength will deviate from Standard models http://twitpic.com/6av3x8

Brian H
August 24, 2011 11:15 pm

Irene’s certainly developed a tight clearly defined eye. There wasn’t one in earlier clips.

August 25, 2011 2:09 am

” Hurricane Irene do not have necessary Ingredients to be a major one.Near the costal areas of US it will subsidized to category 1 with heavy rains “

tom T
August 25, 2011 7:28 am

Glad I wasn’t the Tom who feel for that.

Von
August 28, 2011 7:25 pm

Not the sunrise. There was a distinct impulse, maybe two just off Ga coast above FL, and if you follow it closely a small section of the impulse almost makes it just south of Louisiana.
Another thing that seemed odd about the storm was that something was too symmetrical about the bands. It seemed to be very organized (all the very distinct and multiple spiraling bands) on a large scale and that symmetry stayed together pretty well even when the storm weakened considerably, and that seemed a bit odd. However, can’t quite put my finger on why I though this was odd.

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